“Zem Zem and the Lake County Mail” by Marie Bowen

“Zem Zem and the Lake County Mail” by Marie Bowen

This article was one of the three featured in our April 2017 Tidings. To get your copy of Tidings, become a member today! Napa County Historical Society’s manuscript collection offers many first-person accounts of bygone events in our county and is a rich resource for...
The Moore Family of Moore’s Creek

The Moore Family of Moore’s Creek

by Marie Bowen Moore Creek runs southerly year-round from its source high on the eastern side of Howell Mountain, and joins with Conn Creek before emptying into Lake Hennessey at what is now Moore Creek Park. On the way it passes through Las Posadas State Forest, land...
You Can’t Get There from Here…

You Can’t Get There from Here…

by Marie Bowen “The Valleys of Napa County,” a May 23, 1998, Napa Valley Register supplement, celebrates the 23 valleys within our county.  Eight of the 23, as many of us know, were named for easily identifiable pioneer individuals or families: Berryessa, Brown,...
Napa County’s Uncle Sam Mountain

Napa County’s Uncle Sam Mountain

by Marie Bowen Created in 1850, the year of California statehood, Napa County is one of the state’s original 27 counties. By the 1860 census, the county had four townships, or units of local government:  Napa (Napa City); Yount (Yountville, Monticello, and Berryessa,...