In 1533, a conqueror of the Spanish Aztec Empire, by the name of Hernán Cortés led the Spanish expedition that soon became the discovery of Baja California, in which the Spanish later named “the Californias”, after an old Spanish novel called, Las Sergas de Esplandián (Bean, Rawls 22). This quickly led to further interest of the newly discovered land, and in 1542, Upper California was discovered by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo. Due to the seldom amount of ships that made route along the California coast, and along with the difficulties of ships being able to arrive at the ports, the Spanish crown eventually saw this land as having nothing to offer. This unfortunately caused California to be ignored for 167 years, until the first settlement was established in San Diego. Soon after the settleme...
... middle of paper ...
Martin, Philip. Napa: Wine, Farm Workers and Housing. Volume 6 Number 4. October
2000. Web. 28 March 2014.
McGinty, Brian. Strong Wine, the life and legend of Agoston Haraszthy. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1998. Web. 9 March 2014.
Pinney, Thomas. A History of Wine in America: From Prohibition to the Present. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005. Web. 22 March 2014.
Rodman W. Paul. After the Gold Rush: San Francisco and Portland. University of California Press. Pacific Historical Review, Vol. 51, No. 1 (Feb., 1982), pp. 1-21. JSTOR. http://www.jstor.org/stable/3639818. 9 March 2014.
The Napa Valley, Legendary. Web. 28 March 2014. http://www.visitnapavalley.com.
The Wine Institute. Web. 28 March 2014. http://www.wineinstitute.org/.
Winepak. History of Winery. 2013. Web. 22 March 2014. http://www.winepak.com/history_of_winery.asp
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Hollywood, a metonym for the American film and television industry is located in the West-northeast of Los Angeles Downtown. Due to its fame and cultural identity as the historical center of movie studios and stars, the word “Hollywood” stands an influential venue internationally. Many historic Hollywood theaters are used as venues to premiere major theatrical releases, and host the famous Academy Awards. It is a popular destination for nightlife and tourism, and home to the Walk of Fame. Except the film and television industry, Hollywood is famous of its editing effects, post-production, and lighting companies as well.... [tags: Film Industry, History]
887 words (2.5 pages)
- Automotive industry began in the 1890s in the United States. As a result of the domestic market size and the use of mass-production, the industry grew so quick into the largest in the world. The United states is the second largest automobile manufacture in the world by volume with over eleven million manufactured in 2014 according to a survey conducted by Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d 'Automobiles (OICA). Though the industry began with hundreds of manufacturers, but by the end of 1920s it was dominated by three large companies namely General motors, Ford and Chrysler.... [tags: General Motors, Automotive industry, Automobile]
1134 words (3.2 pages)
- Monterey Shale Brief Introduction For several years, the Monterey Shale, a 1750-square-mile area in central California, has been the focal point of optimistic speculation by oil industry players, due to the vast amount of oil that lies under the region’s subterranean rock. These players received some unwelcome news last week, when the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), which monitors the nation's energy reserves, reduced its estimated amount of technically recoverable reserves (TRR) by 96%, citing production difficulties from initial wells.... [tags: oil source, central california, extraction]
1064 words (3 pages)
- ... The continuous fishing throughout many years did not allow the fish to repopulate themselves which lead to further crisis. Stock became precarious over the following years, “Yields began to drop again in 1951-1952, when the California harvest was under 130,000 tons” (McEvoy 395). Subtle efforts of conservation and high hopes of a good season came with no avail. As predicted by the Fish and Game Commission, which was a state agency established for the preservation of fish in California, said that unregulated fishing will deplete sardine levels drastically.... [tags: Great Depression, John Steinbeck, Canning]
744 words (2.1 pages)
- The drought has affected many things, and one of the most important being agriculture. What is agriculture. As stated by Dictionary.com, it is “the science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products”. In other words, it is almost everything. The entire world depends on agriculture in some way or form, as does California. The California drought has severely impacted the farming and cultivation of the state, and much more.... [tags: dry conditions, shortage of water]
888 words (2.5 pages)
- The Aconcagua Valley in Chile is one of the leading producers in the highly profitable fruit-export industry. This industry incorporates thousands of rural women into a traditionally male labor force. The Chilean fruit industry exports almost one billion dollars in different kinds of fruit mainly to the United States. Companies like Dole and Standard Fruit helped transform the Aconcagua Valley into an agribusiness region that closely resembles that of California. Heidi Tinsman’s, Politics of Gender and Consumption in Authoritarian Chile attempts to explain new forms of consumption and consumerism that occurred in Chile’s Aconcagua Valley.... [tags: Fruit Export Industry, Dole, United States]
1252 words (3.6 pages)
- It will affect California, but it will affect the other states as well because California is a main supply of food. Without the production of food here then there will be no production of food in any other state causing the prices of groceries to increase ridiculously. Stated by Kimberly Chase, “If California production is drastically reduced; the water crisis could affect American kitchens. In an age when people want fresh, local produce, a reduction could ultimately lead to more imports, warns the California Farm Bureau” (Chase 2).... [tags: Water resources, Water supply, Water crisis, Water]
967 words (2.8 pages)
- California California, just like the rest of the states of this country is unique. The large populated country known as California has history, an economy and other things that make California the special country that it is today. California’s history is unique. For example, California’s name came from a knightly romance book that was published in 1510. It was about a queen named Califia who ruled over an island paradise with black Amazons and a lot of pearls and gold near the Indies. Men were only allowed there once a year.... [tags: Geography ]
921 words (2.6 pages)
- California is going through the worse drought it has faced in many decades. It is not just the lack of rain we received last year, but poor management of our water resources which worsen the drought. The mere idea of running out of water is not to be taken lightly, only a small amount on our planet is safe for human consumption; keeping that in mind Californians must face the necessity to rationalize water in order to cope with the concurrent crisis. The practice of rationing will help maintain water levels.... [tags: water usage and resources]
1353 words (3.9 pages)
- California Blue is a novel about a seventeen-year-old boy named John Rodger. John is in his last year of high school in a small northern California town where the majority of the townspeople, including John's father, work in the lumber industry. As the youngest son of a father who was a champion athlete, John has always felt pressured to excel in his sport of choice, distance running. Because his father considers biologist's opposition to clear cutting of redwoods a threat to the timber industry and his livelihood, John's father also disapproves of John's interest in biology as a major area of study.... [tags: David Klass]
972 words (2.8 pages)