Assignment Four - The Green Intricate Country

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KRON-TV Assignment Four documentary program from 1964 which looks at the history, growth and future of the Napa Valley in Northern California, considering whether a balance can be struck between it's rich heritage and the need to modernize. Includes scenes featuring: The Napa Register (newspaper); Napa's river wharfs; the Krug Winery; the Beringer Winery and The Rhine House; Inglenook Winery; wine production and harvest in the valley; St Helena; the Avenue of Elms; Bale Grist Mill on Highway 29; the old Napa railroad; Calistoga; Sam Brannan; a description (in voice over) by Napa County Historian Miss Ivy Loeber, about how the town of Hot Springs came to have it's name changed to Calistoga; Mount St Helena; Pewter Creek Bridge; the Monticello Dam; Lake Berryessa; River Park Estates; Napa County Airport; an address by Mayor of Napa Ralph Trower about sanitation and water issues and the construction of Napa Junior College at it's current location. This film was written and produced by Al Kohlwes, narrated by Art Brown and directed by Al Scollay.

Type of material
documentary film
16mm b&w optical sound film
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Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
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"Pewter Creek Bridge" mentioned above is correctly spelled "Putah" supposedly named for an encampment of (putahs), or prostitutes, in Spanish.

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