R.E. Yes moved to town in 1897. There wasn't much at that time, just a few tents and one wooden buildiing housing the women of pleasure. You have to keep the women happy, right? Anyway, R.E. managed to scrape enough material together to build his own store. He had to cut down four huge redwoods to get the job done, but, back then, trees were trees and lumberjacks were lumberjacks. Besides, he alloted an area of the store to the finer things that women of pleasure liked. Have to keep the women happy, right?