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Author Tanner, Lesa.

Title Graton / Lesa Tanner and the Graton Community Club.

Published Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., [2009]
©2009

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Physical description 1 online resource (127 pages).
Series Images of America.
Images of America.
Images of America: a history of American life in images and texts.
Contents 1 Green Valley Pioneers 9 -- 2 A Town Called Graton 35 -- 3 Apples, Hops, and Other Crops 53 -- 4 Religion and Education 67 -- 5 All around the Town 87 -- 6 Only in Graton 105 -- 7 Decline and Rebirth 121.
Summary The town of Graton is located in the beautiful and fertile Green Valley, which was first settled in the mid-1800s by pioneer families such as the Sullivans, Gregsons, and Winklers. When the railroad came through the area, realtor James Gray and banker J. H. Brush bought land and created one of the first subdivisions in Sonoma County. They named the streets after themselves and their children, and in 1905, Graton was born. Along with the agricultural industry in California, the town thrived until the 1970s and then declined, only to be reborn in the 1990s. Throughout all Graton's phases, Oak Grove School (1854), the Pacific Christian Academy (1918), and the Graton Community Club (1914) remained vital. Graton is now part of a premiere wine-growing region, and visitors as well as locals are attracted to its vibrant downtown businesses, award-winning restaurants, and artistic community.
Author Lesa Tanner is a lifelong Graton resident. She is past president of the Oak Grove School Association and currently the president of the Graton Community Club Board of Directors. This book is compiled of images obtained from the private collections of many Graton residents as well as the archives of the Graton Community Club and the West County Museum.
The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2010. (Images of America: a history of American life in images and texts). Available via World Wide Web.
Other author Graton Community Club.
Subject Graton (Calif.) -- Biography -- Pictorial works.
Graton (Calif.) -- History -- Pictorial works.
Graton (Calif.) -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works.