Winters in Yolo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Vaca Valley Railroad
Erected 1993 by E Clampus Vitus, Sam Brannan Chapter 1004.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 38° 31.241′ N, 121° 58.069′ W. Marker is in Winters, California, in Yolo County. Marker is on Railroad Avenue 0.1 miles south of Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 Railroad Avenue, Winters CA 95694, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. J. Robert Chapman Memorial Bridge (here, next to this marker); Hotel De Vilbiss Cradwick Building (about 600 feet away); Wolfskill Grant (approx. 1.3 miles away); Halfway House (approx. 7.2 miles away); Village of Silveyville (approx. 7.2 miles away); Sacramento Valley National Cemetery (approx. 9 miles away); Nut Tree (approx. 10½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winters.
Also see . . . History of Winters. The Winters Express' biography of Theodore Winters: "... The town was given the name of Winters after Mr. Winters donated 40 acres of land to the Vacaville and Clear Lake Railroad to start a town. D.P. Edwards also gave the town 40 acres. At the time, in 1875, the railroad was having financial trouble in extending the railroad north to Putah Creek, and Winters, along with others, gave money to the railroad to help pay the cost of putting the bridge across Putah Creek...." A postscript to the article indicates that subsequent research in the county archives indicates that the railroad had paid Winters $5,000 for his land. (Submitted on March 3, 2011.)
1. Information Regarding the Marker Dedication
Tony Torell was Noble Grand Humbug when this plaque was erected. Plaque wording by Loren A. Wilson.
— Submitted April 15, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California.
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 616 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on April 15, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 2, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. 3, 4. submitted on April 15, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.