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

Dave Cavagnaro Circus Plaza

 
 
Dave Cavagnaro Circus Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Loren Wilson, February 11, 2009
1. Dave Cavagnaro Circus Plaza Marker
Inscription. Named in honor of Davis Ernest Cavagnaro, who served as a director of the Napa Town and Country Fair board for 20 years. A devoted, active circus fan, originator of Napa’s fair parades, civic minded citizen who was lovingly known as Mayor of East Napa.

He was a native Californian of Italian heritage who came to Napa in 1884, where he grew up to be a leader of the Italian community of Napa.
 
Erected 1981 by Sam Brannan Chapter 1004, E Clampus Vitus and the Napa County Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 17.781′ N, 122° 16.681′ W. Marker is in Napa, California, in Napa County. Marker can be reached from Third Street. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Napa Town & Country Fairgrounds, and is mounted in concrete at the base of a flagpole across from the Bingo Hall at the entrance to the Carnival Area. Marker is at or near this postal address: 575 Third Street, Napa CA 94559, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Napa River (approx. ¼ mile away); Lieutenant William W. Murphy (approx. ¼ mile away); Ars Longa Vita Brevis
Dave Cavagnaro Circus Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Loren Wilson, October 10, 2008
2. Dave Cavagnaro Circus Plaza Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Hatt Building 1893 (approx. ¼ mile away); Napa: A River Landing Town (approx. ¼ mile away); Hay Barn 1959 (approx. ¼ mile away); Silo Building 1932 (approx. ¼ mile away); Banner Warehouse 1862 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Napa.
 
Additional comments.
1. Additional Information Regarding the Marker Dedication
Dave Means was Noble Grand Humbug when this plaque was dedicated. Plaque wording by Edward D. Hawkins.
    — Submitted April 16, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California.

 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Napa Town & Country Fair Flagpole Banner image. Click for full size.
By Loren Wilson, July 31, 2008
3. Napa Town & Country Fair Flagpole Banner
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California. This page has been viewed 425 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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