Legacy Communities: Clarksburg
The people of Clarksburg were often referred to as “rimlanders” because the town was built on a natural levee situated between Sutter Slough and Elk Slough. Dairying was an important economic activity in the area, with more than ten dairies supplying urban markets in Sacramento and San Francisco. In the 1920s, the Holland Land Company took control of the reclamation district and subdivided 15,000 acres into smaller units. Seeking to create a “model town”, the new properties were sold to buyers pre-screened for their “agricultural ability” and “civic responsibility.”
After 1920, sugar beets became the area’s primary crop, and a sugar refinery was built in 1933, processing local and shipped beets for the next sixty years. In 2000, as vineyards expanded in the area, the now-abandoned factory was restored and became “The Old Sugar Mill,” a winery facility that serves as an great agritourism draw for the region.
16Stans Yolo Marina
31070 River Road, Clarksburg