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Historical Markers and War Memorials in St. Helena, California
Location of St. Helena, California
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| Built by Frederick and Jacob Beringer, natives of Mainz, Germany. This winery has the unique distinction of never having ceased operations since its founding in 1876. Here, in the European tradition, were dug underground wine tunnels hundreds of . . . — — Map (db m18734) HM|
| Cesare Mondavi, an Italian immigrant, settled first in Minnesota in 1908. After a brief career in the iron mines, he opened a saloon. In 1922 he moved his family to California’s Central Valley, where he became an independent fruit shipper, sending . . . — — Map (db m18701) HM|
|In 1858 Swiss-German John Thomann arrived in California and, by 1874, had built this winery. He built his family home next to the winery in 1884. The Sutter family purchased a small vineyard nearby in 1891 to supply their wine and spirits business . . . — — Map (db m54749) HM|
|Charles Krug, a Prussian immigrant with controversial political beliefs for which he was briefly jailed, finally arrived in San Francisco in 1852. He likely came with no grape-growing or winemaking experience, but his insight, thirst, and inherent . . . — — Map (db m54535) HM|
| Founded in 1861 by Charles Krug (1825 – 1892). This is the oldest operating winery in Napa Valley. The pioneer wine maker of this world famous wine region, Krug made the first commercial wine in Napa County in 1858, at Napa. — — Map (db m18693) HM|
|The Hudson House, constructed in 1852, was residence of David Hudson, a California pioneer involved in the Bear Flag Revolt. That revolt is credited with the design of the California State Flag and established California as a republic.
In 1883, . . . — — Map (db m18702) HM|
| Felix Salmina arrived from Switzerland in the 1860’s and in 1892 purchased this winery that had been established in 1884 by Lillian Hitchcock Coit. Felix converted the winery into a larger facility using stone quarried from nearby hills and . . . — — Map (db m18601) HM|
|Placed to commemorate the founding of the Nichelini Winery in 1890 by Anton Nichelini. Here on the southern slope of Sage Canyon he and his wife Caterina built their home and winery and raised twelve children. Ownership passed to eldest son, . . . — — Map (db m54839) HM|
|The Native Sons of the Golden West Hall has served for more than a century as a gathering place and social center of community activity within St. Helena. It is situated just outside the SW edge of the St. Helena Historic Commercial District, which . . . — — Map (db m55661) HM|
A fine example of Victorian architecture, this building was erected in 1892 by M. G. Richie. For many years it has served the city’s business community. In 1893 the hall and banquet rooms upstairs were leased to Saint Helena Lodge No. 93 Free & . . . — — Map (db m54543) HM|
|In 1880 Robert Louis Stevenson, for health reasons, spent a week with his bride in one of Sam Brannan’s cottages in Calistoga. He then spent nearly two months on Mt. St. Helena at the old Silverado Mine, scene of the Silverado Squatters. — — Map (db m155272) HM|
Sophie Alstrom Mitchell
From 1862 to 1882
noted for her water color paintings
of California wildflowers
Dedicated April 16, 1988
Napa County Chapter, California Native Plant Society
Napa County Museum . . . — — Map (db m91726) HM|
|Departed this life February 1953
Located on the hill to the east and south of this point was a haven of comfort to many a man from the late 1800’s until closed in 1953. Condemned by certain elements of our society yet venerated by others that . . . — — Map (db m54583) HM|
|The Christian Brothers started their wine business September 2, 1882, at Martinez, California. On May 29, 1930, they bought the Mont La Salle property from Theodore Gier and began to move winery equipment and 54,000 gallons of wine from Martinez to . . . — — Map (db m163559) HM|
|One and one half miles north of here, at the second crossing of Chiles Creek, is the spot known as “Whiskey Crossing”. Although shrouded in folklore, the origin of the name is based upon a probable incident that took place in the early . . . — — Map (db m54591) HM|
|Situated on what was once a Mexican Land Grant to Dr. Edward Bale, White Sulphur Springs was discovered in 1848 and a resort was opened in 1852, making this California’s oldest. Wealthy San Franciscans traveled here in the latter half of the 19th . . . — — Map (db m82602) HM|