Friday, December 09, 2005

California Historical Landmark #804

Wolfskill Grant
California State Historical Landmark #804

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This landmark is located at the University of California Experimental Farm on Putah Creek Road about 1.5 miles Southwest of Winters, California. There are 13 other California State Historical Landmarks in Solano County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 30.279 W 121° 58.830.

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In 1842 John R. Wolfskill arrived here laden with fruit seeds and cuttings. He was a true horticulturist and became the father of the fruit industry in this region. In 1937 Mrs. Frances Wolfskill Taylor Wilson, his daughter, bequeathed 107.28 acres to the University of California for an experimental farm. From this portion of Rancho Rio de Los Putos the University's research has since enriched the state's horticultural industry.

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