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The Frank family is thought to be the first Jewish family to settle in Calistoga, California around 1860.
The Frank’s home, a modest Victorian cottage built in the 1870s now houses the Sharpsteen Museum at 1317 Washington Street.
Jacob Frank operated a mercantile store on the ground floor of the Odd Fellows building in Calistoga.
For more information, see:
Memoirs and Anecdotes of Early Calistoga, by I. C. Adams
Under the Vine and the Fig Tree: The Jews of Napa Valley, by Lin Weber, ISBN 0-9667014-4-5, 2003
Napa Valley’s Jewish Heritage, by Henry Michalski and Donna Mendelsohn, ISBN 978-0-7385-8898-8 Arcadia Publishers
Contact the Jewish Historical Society of Napa Valley, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Lauren Chevlen is curator of this Frank Family Exhibit.