Talk:Napa County, California
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despite its length, this article has a shallow history section and is absent of ecology. references are weak and slight POV shows through. thus rating of "start" is appropriate. Anlace 04:20, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
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[I am new to Wikipedia. Please excuse any mistakes. The following excerpt would seem to cast doubt upon the quoted assertion, re-quoted in this Wikipedia entry. If unsupported by factual record, the assertion may be of some worth nevertheless, given the date it was made (i.e. proximate enough to 1776 that common knowledge and word of mouth might be accurate, albeit corrupted by unknown influences). Perhaps the statement ought to be qualified (e.g. "According to one source") rather than deleted altogether. Zroyce (talk) 17:56, 17 June 2009 (UTC)]
Excerpt from History of Napa and Lake Counties, authored by Lyman L. Palmer, published in 1881 by Slocum, Bowen & Co, San Francisco:
A writer, in a work published by Smith & Elliot, in 1878, says: “In 1776 a fort was erected by the Spanish Governor, Felipe de Neve, a short distance north-west of Napa, on an elevated plateu. Part of the original fort is now standing, the wall being of adobe, and three feet in thickness. It is situated on the Rancho Vilijo, and is occupied as a residence and wine cellar by J.J. Sigrist.” We are obliged to take issue with this statement. We do not know the writer’s authority, but are conversant with the history of the movements of the Spaniards in this part of California during that year. It was in 1776 that the first location was made at San Francisco, and the grant to the Mission is dated October 9th of that year. While waiting for the vessel to arrive, which had been dispatched with supplies, etc., excursions were made into the interior, and the circuit of the bay was made by way of San Jose, and far up the Alameda side. Another party crossed the strait at Saucelito, and passed as far northward as the Olompoli Rancheria, south of Petaluma a few miles, where they taught the Indians how to make adobe houses, and one was erected which stood there until a very few years ago, when it was torn down. The writer has seen adobes from the old structure, which was evidently the first one ever built north of San Francisco Bay. But in none of the records of these excursions is any mention made of the erection of a fort at the place mentioned above. We should be glad to establish the fact if it were possible, and to confer, substantiated, upon Napa County, the honor of having such an ancient relic of the Spanish regime within its boundaries, but a due regard for the truth prevents us from giving the statement unqualifiedly.
As much as I would love to parade around shouting that Bliss (Default background for WinXP) was taken in Napa. I would like to have some citation for this. I'll be back later to put a citation needed (if one is not given).
I found this http://s-r.com/local/story_txt.asp?date=022204&ID=s1490284, it states that a microsoft spokesman said that it was taken just outside of Napa, Ca. So that means it could be inside Napa County or even in Solano County. My guess would be that it's somewhere in Napa County. I haven't the time at the moment to look into this further at the moment... maybe later... Loquat15 13:19, 20 September 2006 (UTC)
Nice thank you Taboo Tongue 15:33, 9 July 2007 (UTC)