Sebastopol’s Gravenstein Apple Industry



Last Spring Acadia Publishing in conjunction with the Western Sonoma County Historical Society published Sebastopol’s Gravenstein Apple Industry.

The over 200 photographs presented in this new book come from the Historical Society archives, particularly the William Borba collection, the Sonoma County Library and other community collections.

Coauthors Frank Baumgardner, Evelyn McClure, Stacy Ruppert, and Rae Swanson all volunteer with the Western Sonoma County Historical Society (WSCHS) as archivists, docents, and historians. Their backgrounds are diverse, but they share a strong interest in preserving local history.

It’s not only a history of the apple industry but of community support for the gravenstein.