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
Erected by City of Napa.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 38° 17.784′ N, 122° 16.93′ W. Marker is in Napa, California, in Napa County. Marker can be reached from Main Street near 5th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500, Napa CA 94559, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Napa.
More about this marker. This marker is on the Riverfront Promenade.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 302 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.