California Landmarks in Sutter County

California Landmark 929
Thompson Seedless Grape Site
9001 Colusa Highway
Eight Miles West of Yuba City
First Displayed 1875

California Historical Landmark 929: Site of Propogation of the Thompson Seedless Grape
California Historical Landmark 929: Site of Propogation of the Thompson Seedless Grape

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Site of Propagation of the Thompson Seedless Grape

William Thompson, an Englishman, and his family settled here in 1863. In 1872 he sent to New York for three cuttings called Lady de Coverly of which only one survived. The grape, first publicly displayed in Marysville in 1875, became known as Thompson's seedless grape. Today, thousands of acres have been planted in California for the production of raisins, bulk wine, and table grapes.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 929

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the family of William Thompson and Wm. Bull Meek - Wm. Stewart Chapter No. 10, E Clampus Vitus, September 12, 1980.

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