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By Lin Weber

The identify "Napa" may perhaps come from "Napato," a extended family of the Wintun Indians who as soon as lived alongside a river that flows into San Francisco Bay. within the 1850s, miners sought safe haven within the younger urban that grew up by way of the Napa River, residing in tents alongside its major highway. Later they and different beginners discovered paintings at companies and close by ranches whereas Napa urban flourished as items and convey from everywhere in the valley have been loaded onto steamers sure for San Francisco. Shortening its identify in 1900, Napa persisted to supply housing and outlets, utilities and transportation for a transforming into agricultural middle, and it shared the valley's fiscal difficult instances via Prohibition and the good Depression.

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