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By Brian McGinty

Bold, flamboyant, extravagant, devious, visionary, Agoston Haraszthy (1812-1869) is among the so much fascinating—and elusive—figures within the historical past of yank agriculture. except his pioneer efforts to set up a world-class wine in California, he holds different very important differences: he used to be the 1st Hungarian to completely settle within the usa, writer of in basic terms the second one Hungarian-language booklet concerning the usa, founding father of one of many earliest cities in Wisconsin, and proprietor and operator of the 1st steamboat to have interaction in usually scheduled site visitors at the higher Mississippi River.

Lured by way of the invention of gold to pass the plains to California in 1849, Haraszthy grew to become the 1st sheriff of San Diego, a member of the California legislature, and the 1st assayer of the U.S. Mint in San Francisco. lengthy fascinated about the potential of growing to be superb eu grapes in the USA, he moved in 1856 to northern California’s Sonoma Valley, the place he equipped the 1st stone wineries in California, brought greater than three hundred forms of eu grapes, and planted (or helped his associates plant) greater than one thousand acres of selection wine vineyards. He made a well-publicized wine journey of Europe in 1862, wrote the 1st remarkable booklet on California wine turning out to be, and outfitted his Sonoma property into what used to be extensively marketed as “the greatest winery within the world.”

In this e-book, the 1st full-length biography of 1 of nineteenth-century America’s finest and influential immigrants, the writer examines Haraszthy’s notable existence, dispels some of the myths that experience amassed round him, and makes a cautious evaluation of his contributions to American immigration and agricultural history.

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