Above and Below: the town of Healdsburg and the Russian River Valley, from A Bird's Eye View of Healdsburg, 1876; Glover; A.L. Bancroft Co.
I wrote these articles between 1979 and 1993, during the time I served as the executive director of the Healdsburg Museum. We moved the expanded museum collection to the restored Carnegie Library building in 1990, the culmination of a wonderful, cooperative civic fundraising effort.
I was an enamored resident of Healdsburg and Dry Creek Valley for 13 years while I cared for and studied its history, leaving just before it turned into the tourist and wine destination that it is today. Revisiting these articles, revising and updating them, has been like falling in love again.
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