History of the Napa Valley Railroad

History of the Napa Valley Railroad

← History of St. Helena 1104 Adams Street → Samuel Brannan and a group of business associates built the Napa Valley Railroad in 1863. Brannan had founded the town of Calistoga, north of St. Helena, and established the railroad to bring tourists to his hot...
History of St. Helena

History of St. Helena

← How St. Helena Was Founded and Named History of the Napa Valley Railroad → The St. Helena area was once home to the Wappo people, a Yukian-speaking group who were the area’s earliest inhabitants. Their village was located where Sulphur Creek meets...

How St. Helena Was Founded and Named

History of St. Helena → Henry Still, an Englishman, purchased a tract of 126 acres of the Bale Mexican land grant, lying on the west side of what is now Main Street, St. Helena.  The deed was filed May 16, 1854.  In that year, he built a small split redwood...