By Robyn Rominger
Special to the Express
Author Robyn Rominger of Winters will discuss her new book, A Ranch For Generations, at the Winters History Museum on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m.
A Ranch For Generations is about the history of a ranch in western Yolo County from the time it was settled in the mid-1800s during the California Gold Rush to the turn of the 21st Century. The people who homesteaded the ranch were pioneers who relocated from other states back East and in the Midwest. The land changed hands over the years and was home to renowned beef cattle and sheep producers, including a family who emigrated from Spain along with many other Spaniards who settled in the Winters area.
The experiences of the different generations of people who lived on the ranch ranged from tough times to the enjoyment of great wealth. This book chronicles their lives and the situations that they faced along the way, from their family and business lives to their romantic encounters. It also provides an in-depth look at how the land has remained in agriculture for nearly two centuries.
Rominger is an agricultural journalist with more than 30 years of professional experience She has written extensively about farming and livestock production issues for publications across the United States. She also has a passion for local history.
Books will be available for sale and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Winters History Museum. The museum is located at 13 Russell St. in downtown Winters (northeast corner of Russell and First streets). Refreshments will be served.