I collect early photographs and am trying to research the location of a particular view. It shows a small "Old West" looking, false-fronted store with the name "H. G. Hicken Cash Store" painted on the front. This photograph was probably taken sometime in the early 1850s and, I believe, somewhere in the Western United States.
I am sending this email to as many Hickens as I can find via the internet in the hopes someone can provide me with the information I seek.
What I would like to know first and foremost is where was this store located (city or town and street if possible) and what exactly was Mr Hicken's first name?