The Wells Fargo Express Office was housed in a building which was completed in 1877. It had ornate arches in front with fortress style metal doors. Wells Fargo occupied the north side of the building where they ran the freight and stage coach operations as well as a bank. The south side of the building was home to the Woolley Lund & Judd Mercantile. Eventually, Wells Fargo turned the business over to them and when the mines played out in 1888, the businesses closed. Reduced mining operations continued until 1909.