Boonville, California


Boonville, California

Boonville is an unincorporated town in Anderson Valley in Mendocino County, California.

Located convert|115|mi|km north of San Francisco, Boonville is best known as the source of the Boontling folk language. Bottles from the local Anderson Valley Brewing Company are labeled with the motto "It's bahl hornin'," which means "It's good drinkin'" in Boontling.

An Alsatian Varietals wine festival is held at the fairgrounds each February. In early spring (April or May), the annual Legendary Boonville Beer Festival is held at the fairgrounds, featuring beers from about 50 craft breweries. [http://www.avbc.com/news/boontbeerfest.html] A Pinot Noir Festival is held in May. In July, the Wool-growers' Barbecue and Sheepdog Trials is held at the fairgrounds. Boonville hosts the annual Mendocino County Fair in September.

Boonville, despite its population of very few people it has a minor reputation among political leftists in the USA for countercultural ideals, including promotion of organic food. The town serves as the setting for the novel "Boonville" (2001) by Robert Mailer Anderson. Some commentators believe Boonville may be the setting for the novel "Vineland" (1990) by Thomas Pynchon. Fact|date=February 2007

The town is known to Unificationists as the site of the successful but ill-fated Creative Community Project, of which it is said that almost one-third of American church members joined. [http://www.tparents.org/Library/Unification/Books/Tbns/TBNS-06.htm]

The ZIP Code is 95415. The community is inside area code 707.

Politics

In the state legislature Boonville is located in the 2nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Pat Wiggins, and in the 1st Assembly District, represented by Democrat Patty Berg. Federally, Boonville is located in California's 1st congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +10 [cite web | title = Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest? | publisher = Campaign Legal Center Blog | url=http://www.clcblog.org/blog_item-85.html | accessdate = 2007-10-20] and is represented by Democrat Mike Thompson.

References

External links

* [http://www.theava.com The "Anderson Valley Advertiser"] - the weekly newspaper of Anderson Valley


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