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California Historical Landmarks in Solano County

California Historical Landmark 804
Wolfskill Grant
Putah Creek Road 1.5 Miles Southwest of Winters

California Historical Landmark #804: Wolfskill Grant
  California Historical Landmark #804: Wolfskill Grant
10 November 2004
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University of California Experimental Farm
Wolfskill Grant

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 Río de los Putos the university's research has since enriched the state's horticultural industry.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 804

Plaque placed by the California State Parks Commission in cooperation with the Solano County Historical Society.
May 30, 1966

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