Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Hookston Train stop


Hookston Station, the Ygnacio Valley stop on the Southern Pacific, was at the junction of Bancroft Road and Hookston Road. The spur track in the immediate foreground leads to a winery. The only other building there was the saloon (whoo-hoo!) John Corsiglia operated until his death in 1907.
lifted from Ygnacio Valley 1834-1970 by George Emanuels. A bit of history, the winery mentioned is the Hooks Brothers winery. I've been to the site repeated hoping to find an antique bottle of wine, yet none have surface.

1 comment:

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