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Emma Garrard/Sierra SunEugenia Turchetto, Estephania Hernandez and Paula Gastanio walk down the street in Brickelltown Monday afternoon. The Town of Truckee has plans to improve Brickelltown including building more sidewalks.

Brickelltown, the western portion of Truckees downtown strip, is named for E.J. Brickell, an early lumberman and a partner in the Truckee Lumber Company.Charles Cabona founded Cabonas store in 1894 on Commercial Row, where he sold fishing tackle, appliances and general merchandise.Grays Crossing is named for Joseph Gray, Truckees first resident and one of the wealthiest men in the Sierra as a partner in Truckees first lumber mill, and owner of most of the land that is now Truckee.Joerger Drive and the upcoming Joerger Ranch development derived their names from the Joerger family, after Joseph Joerger Jr. settled in the area and established a dairy farm in the Martis Valley.John F. Moody, the builder and the operator of the original Truckee Hotel, lends his name to Moodys Bistro. Information from truckeehistory.tripod.com, the Truckee-Donner Historical Society Web site.