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Yountville in Napa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Veterans Home of California

 
 
Veterans Home of California Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 5, 2015
1. Veterans Home of California Marker
Inscription.  On Oct. 25, 1882, the Veterans Home of California Association purchased 910 Acres in Yountville for $17,750. On this site the first building was erected. Opened April 1, 1884 for Civil and Mexican War veterans. By July 1, 1889, the Home had grown to 55 buildings and was gift deeded to the State of California. In 1926 Col. Nelson M. Holderman, Congressional Medal Of Honor Recipient, WWI, was named Commandant. He began modernization of the Home which was almost completed by his death on Sept. 3, 1953. Dedicated to the principle of caring for those who served.

Native Sons Of The Golden West
Walter G. Perazzo, Grand President
In Memory Of James D. Phelan, U. S. Senator

 
Erected 1984 by Native Sons Of The Golden West.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 23.55′ N, 122° 21.964′ W. Marker is in Yountville, California, in Napa County. Marker is on California Drive, on the left when traveling

Veterans Home of California Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 5, 2015
2. Veterans Home of California Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here, mounted to the low cement monument close to the street.
north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 California Drive, Yountville CA 94599, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cal 100 (approx. mile away); Battle of Seven Pines Memorial (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Veterans Home of California (approx. half a mile away); Groezinger Winery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Flags over California in 1870 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Map of Groezinger's Addition (approx. 0.7 miles away); George Yount's Millstones (approx. 0.7 miles away); Yountville Community Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yountville.
 
Also see . . .  Veterans Home of California Yountville (Wikipedia). "The Veterans Home of California is located in Yountville, California, and was founded in 1884. The facility is the largest of its kind in the United States and has a population of almost 800 aged and disabled veterans of World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War, War in Afghanistan, and Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom. Several levels of care are offered to residents, including domiciliary services, residential care for the elderly, intermediate nursing care, skilled nursing care, adult day health care, and outpatient clinic." (Submitted on January 9, 2020.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 8, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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