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Historic preservation in Napa, California

How do historic preservation activities in Napa, California relate to the theory and practice of preservation? How does Napa’s history fit into broader themes of history, and how does Napa’s historic architecture illustrate that history. 
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 Data sources include the printed and online literature of historic preservation, urban history, local history, and cultural resource management. The student also consulted works of local and state history, historic resource surveys and other local planning documents, and documented her experience as an intern for the City of Napa.
 Conclusions Reached
 
 Napa’s history and historic preservation efforts reflect broader themes of history and the evolving historic preservation movement. Emerging areas of preservation, such as historic landscapes and heritage tourism, will gain importance in Napa’s future.

Project (M.A., History (Public History)) -- California State University Sacramento, 2009.

How do historic preservation activities in Napa, California relate to the theory and practice of preservation? How does Napa’s history fit into broader themes of history, and how does Napa’s historic architecture illustrate that history. Sources of Data Data sources include the printed and online literature of historic preservation, urban history, local history, and cultural resource management. The student also consulted works of local and state history, historic resource surveys and other local planning documents, and documented her experience as an intern for the City of Napa. Conclusions Reached Napa’s history and historic preservation efforts reflect broader themes of history and the evolving historic preservation movement. Emerging areas of preservation, such as historic landscapes and heritage tourism, will gain importance in Napa’s future.

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