The Desert Market has operated under a variety of proprietors since Daggett's early days, the original General Supply Store was destroyed in Daggett's 1908 fire. The store was rebuilt using a railroad carload of cement from the east, making the building the first fire-proof structure on the Mojave Desert. It was always a focal point for miners to convert gold dust into "spendable" currency. It is impossible to even estimate the total value of gold and silver which passed through this building. The store made history in 1953 when a safecracker obtained almost $1000 in gold dust and nuggets.
  
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The Desert Market has operated under a variety of proprietors since Daggett's early days, the original General Supply Store was destroyed in Daggett's 1908 fire. The store was rebuilt using a railroad carload of cement from the east, making the building the first fire-proof structure on the Mojave Desert. It was always a focal point for miners to convert gold dust into "spendable" currency. It is impossible to even estimate the total value of gold and silver which passed through this building. The store made history in 1953 when a safecracker obtained almost $1000 in gold dust and nuggets.

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