The SettlersAs homesteaders in the valley became farmers the community began to grow, and the landscape of the Valley of the Moon began changing rapidly. The following links tell how.

Our Railroads
When the trains arrived in the Valley of the Moon in the 1880s, they thoroughly changed the world through which they traveled.

Charles Poppe
Charles A. Poppe established the first store in what was to become the business district of Glen Ellen.

Mary Ellen Pleasant
This strong abolitionist and feminist has long been misunderstood, but we are grateful for her presence in the Valley of the Moon.