(Means “Sunny fields”)
RICH IN HISTORY NOT NOVELTY
In 1911, a city was founded in Santa Barbara County, CA by a group of Danes who traveled west to establish a Danish community far from the winters of the Midwest. This city was built on almost 9,000 acres of the Rancho San Carlos de Jonata Mexican land grant and is today known as Solvang.1
Once run as ranchos owned by colonial Mexico in mid 1800’s, Sonoma County, located in northern California is the state’s most notable wine making region and most notable in history.
Lodi, Illinois or California?
The city of Lodi was founded back in 1869. However, the city’s name was originally Mokelumne; a name derived from the nearby river. Many believe that Lodi’s first settlers actually came from a town that bears same name in Illinois. Presumably, they adopted the name Lodi in their new settlement, and it became the city’s official name on March 21, 1874. Fourteen years later, Lodi was named the fourth of five townships in San Joaquin County.
SANTA MARIA VALLEY
MORE THAN CALIFORNIA’S BBQ CAPITAL
Grape growing dates back to the 1830s Mexican Colonial period. In 1960, Uriel Nielsen and Bill De Mattei planted the first commercial vineyard in the Tepusquent region.
THE BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY OF THE HOLY CROSS GETAWAY1
Built on a railway, born by creators
1861 stagecoach route roots Ballard from San Francisco to Los Olivos, then to Los Angeles to
Like an Oreo Cookie… It’s The Cream In The Middle1