Sam Magee homesteaded near the present town of Daisy in 1882 and in 1886 he built a store and chose the name saying "This is going to be a Daisy of a Town." He platted the town in 1902. In the early days the town had a post office, butcher shop, store, school, church, livery stable, hotel and a saloon. Ben Morrision operated a Ferry that crossed the river.
The Daisy Mine in the mountain ridge to the east was active for a short while. It is said that arsenic in the ore caused a good deal of trouble in the processing and lead to the mine' closure. Arsenic was also used in the murder of one of the Giffords (The town of Gifford is the next stop on the tour).
Sam Magee also built a saw mill and sold lumber for 10$ per thousand board feet to people who were beginning to build frame houses instead of log cabins.
In 1922, Ah Nem Wong Fook Tai a Chinese placer miner was murdered and his brother Ah Tai was left for dead when the Ledgerwood family, that included the Sheriff and a judge, stole their stash of hard earned gold dust. For more stories about Daisy visit http://www.mapmet.com/History/Oldtowns/Daisy.htm
Today the Daisy Store sells a lot of quick supplies and gas for boats from a dock below the store.