By Richard H. Dillon, 2004.
Historian Richard H. Dillon has provided the definitive history of one of the West’s most idyllic agricultural areas. He begins with the dramatic topography and geography of the region, an account of its early residents, the Wappo and Patwin tribes and mountain men George Yount and Caleb Greenwood. In the 1850s, wheat was the bountiful harvest, followed after the Civil War by the planting of vineyards. Many residents played important roles in California history, and their stories are told here. Charles B. Turrill’s photographs, kindly lent from the collection of the Society of California Pioneers, show this still-beautiful region as it was in the late nineteenth century.
Designed and printed by Jonathan Clark, The Artichoke Press, Mountain View, CA.10 x 12 inches. 364 pp. Includes a folded copy of the 1881 map of central Napa Valley and St. Helena by M.G. King. Edition 450 copies.