VIRTUAL AUTHOR EVENT // Lauren Coodley - Lost Napa Valley
Due to the COVID-19 this will now be a virtual event held on Zoom.
Join us for virtual author hour with local author and historian Lauren Coodley on Thursday, March 4th at 7:00PM PT to discuss her forthcoming book Lost Napa Valley, a celebration of Napa's once-beloved landmarks such as the Von Uhlit family fruit farm, the Dolphin steamboat, Napa State Hospital's original castle, Sawyer Tannery, the Kay Von Drive-In and more.
This is a VIRTUAL event and will take place on Zoom. You must RSVP to attend. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
This is a free event. If you are able, a donation of $5 is suggested to help us cover costs. Donate here.
You can also pre-order a copy of Lost Napa Valley below. Release date: March 1, 2021.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Napa Valley, once known for its cattle and silver mines, has grown into an international wine destination. On the way, many buildings and institutions have vanished. From the Von Uhlit family's fruit farm in Napa to the Wheeler Ranch in St. Helena, fields and orchards became neighborhoods and vineyards. The Dolphin, a steamboat that once delivered travelers from San Francisco, was replaced by faster transport, and the Napa State Hospital's original castle was demolished. The Sawyer Tannery, in operation for over one hundred years, closed its doors in 1990, and destinations like the Kay Von Drive-In and the Bel Aire Bowl now live on only in memory. Join author and historian Lauren Coodley as she celebrates these once-beloved landmarks in California's Wine Country.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lauren Coodley began her career tutoring students for the GED and teaching night school psychology at the local junior college. She attained tenure the same year her son Nils was born; before that, she worked at least two jobs while raising her daughter Caitlin. She invented and taught classes ranging from overcoming math anxiety to children’s literature.
In l996, she received a second M.A. from Sonoma State University, this time in history. She also received two grants from the California Council for the Humanities and from the Lilly Library to further her research on Upton Sinclair. She has since written and edited numerous works including: The Land of Orange Groves and Jails: Upton Sinclair's California, Napa: the Transformation of an American Town, California: a Multicultural History in Documents, If Not to History: Recovering the Stories of Napa’s Women, Napa Farming History, Upton Sinclair: California Socialist, Celebrity Intellectual, Napa Valley Chronicles, and The Same River Twice.
Napa Valley, once known for its cattle and silver mines, has grown into an international wine destination. On the way, many buildings and institutions have vanished. From the Von Uhlit family's fruit farm in Napa to the Wheeler Ranch in St. Helena, fields and orchards became neighborhoods and vineyards.