The images in this book document the intertwining of country and city in the character of Woodland, California, since the town’s birth in 1853. The flat, rich land of the Great Central Valley, along with its Mediterranean climate and access to water for irrigation, enabled Yolo County to become a top producer of diverse agricultural products, ranging from almonds and tomatoes to grapes and rice. The wealth of the county flowed into Woodland, the county’s seat of government, the largest market town, and the major agricultural processing center. As a result, Woodland produced distinguished architecture, abundant cultural and leisure activities, and prosperous businesses. The city’s history reflects its ties to local agriculture but also to nearby metropolitan Sacramento and to larger events affecting American society, including technological and organizational innovations, war and social movements, and changing patterns of immigration.
Author Bio: The authors are professional geographers: Robin Datel and Thomas Krabacher at California State University, Sacramento; and Dennis Dingemans at the University of California, Davis. Each has decades of experience teaching about the Sacramento-Yolo region. This book draws its images from the Yolo County Archives, the University of California Davis Library, and private collections. It benefits the Yolo County Historical Society.
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