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Calistoga, Napa County California

Calistoga, Napa County, PO 28 miles north west of Napa City. This is one of the most fashionable resorts on the Pacific Coast, celebrated alike for the valuable medicinal properties of its mineral springs and the comfort and elegance of its surroundings. It is beautifully located at the head of Napa Valley, 64 miles from San Francisco, and is the northern terminus of the Napa Valley Railroad.

By this line Calistoga is made the center of trade and travel of an important section of country. Until 1874 the region was chiefly attractive as a resort for tourists in search of health and pleasure, the many medicinal springs of Napa, Lake and Sonoma counties, with the grand, romantic and strange scenery inviting visitors from all parts of the world.

But recent discoveries of gold, silver, and quicksilver mines throughout the same romantic region have added greatly to the importance of the place as a business center.

The Calistoga mine, on Mount St. Helena, a few miles from the town, has surprised the country with its wealth as well as with its occurrence in a range of mountains generally condemned as barren of the precious metals. Other gold and silver-bearing veins have since been discovered, and Calistoga, from being known only as a place of fashionable resort, or from its vineyards and wine cellars, will rank as a center of great mining industries, and advance in proportionate importance, paper, the Free Press, is published.

Ayres Charles A, agent Wells, Fargo & Company, and railroad agent
Badlam E B & Company, real estate agents
Badlam Ezra B, postmaster and agent W U Tel Co
Baldwin N, blacksmith
Chesebro J A, proprietor Magnolia Hotel
Cook J, liquor saloon
Demmick & Clemmings, blacksmiths
Donnellan B C, wagon maker
Drussell D, butcher
Enos Joseph, barber
Evans C, proprietor Petrified Forest
Feige R S, proprietor Iron Mountain Warm Springs
Fisher W F, livery stable
Foss & Connelly, proprietors Geyser stage line
Free Press, P Hoddy, proprietor
Getloson H & Company, general merchandise
Gordon William Rev, clergyman (Meth)
Grauss Joseph, baker
Haeckl Louis, liquor saloon
Hartman & McGuire, liquor saloon
Hirschman J, shoe maker
Huddy P, proprietor Free Press
Irons W O, shoemaker
Lutie A, stage proprietor
Maddow J H M, wine manufacturer
Miller A, harness and saddlery
Mitchell H H, dentist
Mitchell James Rev, clergyman (Presb)
Nichoson, F P, druggist
Noel J T, carpenter
Palmer A C, lumber and justice of the peace
Reid S J, physician
Schonewald George, proprietor Springs Hotel
Seawell J W & Company, butchers
Stratton W E, liquor saloon
Thompson A C, marble works
Williams & Metzler, proprietor Harbin Springs stage line

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Source: Pacific Coast Business Directory for 1876-78, Compiled by Henry G. Langley, San Francisco, 1875


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