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Frankie s Journey: The Silk Road to Napa By Lauren Coodley Stephanie Farrell Grohs,

  • Title: Frankie s Journey: The Silk Road to Napa
  • Author: Lauren Coodley Stephanie Farrell Grohs
  • ISBN: 9780982743539
  • Page: 301
  • Format: Paperback
  • Frankie s Journey traces the early 20th century trek of animaginary San Francisco boy from his home at the Youths Directory,a Catholic charity in San Francisco After witnessing the 1906earthquake, the boys travel to St Joseph s Institute, an experimental farm in Napa County There has never before been a book about this extraordinary experiment in the teaching of agricuFrankie s Journey traces the early 20th century trek of animaginary San Francisco boy from his home at the Youths Directory,a Catholic charity in San Francisco After witnessing the 1906earthquake, the boys travel to St Joseph s Institute, an experimental farm in Napa County There has never before been a book about this extraordinary experiment in the teaching of agricultural skills, including silk cultivation.In addition to historical photographs, the book includes pioneerjournalist Helen Dare s article about her visit to St Joseph s,along with a real letter written by a boy at the farm The boys takethe silk to Petaluma by train where young women processed it intothread and cloth.
    Frankie s Journey The Silk Road to Napa Frankie s Journey traces the early th century trek of animaginary San Francisco boy from his home at the Youths Directory a Catholic charity in San Francisco After witnessing the earthquake the

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    1. A lot of love went into this book There are old photos of San Francisco, and material patiently gathered from archives by local historians, professors and others passionate about Napa Valley and its success in upholding a rural, country character in the face of urbanization and ugly suburb spreading Then along comes little old me, high on the hope of free books, who one day or several goes on a manic rampage and enters a shitload of giveaways on without paying much attention to the actual books [...]

    2. Who knew how important mulberry trees were to the production of silk Through a young man s journal of his years spent in Rutherford Napa County tending to hatchery incubators filled with silk worms, the reader learns how cocoons were spun into raw silk threads This small agrarian industry was little known to me These boxes of thread were ultimately hand carried to a Petaluma silk mill to be processed into cloth.What was important to the fictional tale of Frankie was that the St Joseph s farm sch [...]

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