Napa in Napa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Napa River
A Napa Valley Legend
Early riverbank residents include Native Americans and pioneer settlers who took advantage of the River's abundant supply of fish, fowl and game for daily sustenance. Later, riverboat steamers and ferries navigated up and down the River offering reliable transportation and shipping. Passengers used these vessels for traveling from San Francisco bay area to Napa Valley resorts and connections to stage and rail services. Regional commerce relied on water transport to ship lumber, agricultural goods, livestock and textiles. Numerous wharves were constructed along the river providing docking for waterway commerce.
Although the role of the Napa River in Napa Valley life is not as obvious today, the beauty and the legacy of its waters are integral to the charming ambience of the Napa Mill. A flood control project was first envisioned by Captain A. Hatt in the 1880's, the first builder on this site.
Erected by City of Napa.
Location. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500, Napa CA 94559, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ars Longa Vita Brevis (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieutenant William W. Murphy (within shouting distance of this marker); Silo Building 1932 (within shouting distance of this marker); Hay Barn 1959 (within shouting distance of this marker); Hatt Building 1893 (within shouting distance of this marker); Hatt Building 1886 (within shouting distance of this marker); Napa: A River Landing Town (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Banner Warehouse 1862 (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Napa.
More about this marker. This marker is on the Riverfront Promenade.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 212 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.