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In Search of Indie – 2019 Episode 6

Updated: Jul 8, 2019

The Placerville News Company (Placerville, CA)


In the heart of Placerville, there’s a treasure to be found at the local “general mercantile” known as The Placerville News Company. Also known for being the 5th oldest business in California and 100+ years of being a family owned business. Besides gifts, art supplies, souvenirs, music, and so much more, they carry a wonderful selection of books by local authors, books on nature and local history. What makes them successful in business for so long? According to current owner Mary Meader, it’s “learning to change with the times.” Good advice for all business owners. When you find yourself in Placerville, stop by The Placerville News Company and say hi to Mary. She is the granddaughter of the original owner, Christina Duffey, an early California woman business owner (est 1912).

What would you be doing as a woman in 1912?


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