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The Henry Haus Blacksmith and Wagonmaker Shop

1897-1950

 
 
The Henry Haus Blacksmith and Wagonmaker Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 9, 2011
1. The Henry Haus Blacksmith and Wagonmaker Shop Marker
Inscription. Henry Haus, a native of Switzerland, came to Pope Valley in 1889 at the age of 16. He opened his blacksmith shop in the adjacent wooden structure in 1897, caring for the needs of this valley until 1950.

In 1899 he married Regula Anna and they raised four sons: Herman H., Ernest U., Henry, Jr., and George H. He helped to organize the Pope Valley Farm Center, and as with his smithing, gave it his continuous attention during his lifetime. He died December 8, 1955.

Dedicated by Sam Brannan Chapter 1004, E Clampus Vitus in cooperation with the Napa County Historical Society.
August 21, 1982
 
Erected 1982 by E Clampus Vitus, Sam Brannan Chapter 1004; Napa County Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 36.914′ N, 122° 25.637′ W. Marker is in Pope Valley, California, in Napa County. Marker is at the intersection of Howell Mountain Road and Pope Valley Road, on the left when traveling south on Howell Mountain Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pope Valley CA 94567, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pope Valley Garage (within shouting distance
The Henry Haus Blacksmith and Wagonmaker Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Loren Wilson, April 22, 2006
2. The Henry Haus Blacksmith and Wagonmaker Shop Marker
of this marker); Pope Valley Store (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Litto’s Hubcap Ranch (approx. 2 miles away); Larkmead Winery / Kornell Cellars (approx. 6.5 miles away); The White Church (approx. 6.5 miles away); Reason P. Tucker (approx. 6.7 miles away); Bale Grist Mill (approx. 6.8 miles away); Dr. Edward Turner Bale (approx. 6.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pope Valley.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Pope Valley. Pope Valley Winery, a historic winery less than 5 minutes from this marker by car, provides a short history of Pope Valley. On Henry Haus: "In the early 1860’s, three Swiss brothers arrived in the land of opportunity to seek their fortune, Henry, Ed and Otto Haus. Lured to California by the Gold rush, they apprenticed to be blacksmiths to J. McDonald of the Pope Valley. When McDonald left to find gold, Henry took over...." (Submitted on April 10, 2011.) 

2. Henry Haus Blacksmith Shop. Tim Cisneros, a blacksmith himself, presents historical fiction (in
The Henry Haus Blacksmith and Wagonmaker Shop and Marker - view from north image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 9, 2011
3. The Henry Haus Blacksmith and Wagonmaker Shop and Marker - view from north
The marker is visible here, mounted on a low stone monument to the right of the front of the blacksmith shop.
bold) and facts about the Henry Haus blacksmith shop. (Submitted on April 10, 2011.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Additional Information Regarding the Marker Dedication
Loren Wilson was Noble Grand Humbug when this plaque was dedicated. Plaque Wording by Edward D. Hawkinns.
    — Submitted April 17, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California.

 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Henry Haus Blacksmith and Wagonmaker - sign above door image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 9, 2011
4. Henry Haus Blacksmith and Wagonmaker - sign above door
California Farm Bureau Signs mounted on shop front to the left of the door image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 9, 2011
5. California Farm Bureau Signs mounted on shop front to the left of the door
Pope Valley Farm Center (mentioned on marker) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 9, 2011
6. Pope Valley Farm Center (mentioned on marker)
The Pope Valley Farm Center is less than two minutes by foot from Henry Haus' Blacksmith Shop, on the other side of Pope Valley Road.
The Henry Haus Blacksmith and Wagonmaker Shop and Marker - view from south image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 9, 2011
7. The Henry Haus Blacksmith and Wagonmaker Shop and Marker - view from south
Built in 1890, and now held by the Napa County Historical Society, the blacksmith shop is said to look just as it did when Henry Haus closed the shop more than 60 years ago. Once a year in the spring the Napa County Historical Society hosts an open house at the blacksmith shop.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 757 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2. submitted on , by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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