Solano County

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Elsewhere in this work appears a narrative relating to the establishment and development of the great Mini estate at Three Mile House on the Napa road out of Vallejo and of the services rendered by the late Lorenzo Mini in the development of the vineyard and dairy interests of this region, a labor which has placed his name high on the roster of useful pioneers of this region. The sons of Lorenzo Mini are now carrying on the operations of the dairy ranch at Three Mile House and are developing it in accordance with the gradually improving methods being employed in the great dairy industry in California, long having been recognized as among the leaders along that line in this section of the state.

Henry A. Mini, one of the these enterprising and progressive brothers, was born on the old home place at Three Mile House, August 13, 1882, and has always made his home there. Following his graduation from the Vallejo high school he took a course in the State Agricultural College at Davis, specializing in the dairy and dairy products department, and then became engaged in the activities of the home place, in which operations, since the death of his father in 1918, he has also been interested in an administrative capacity. During the prevalence of the "foot and mouth" epidemic in 1924 the Mini interests, in common with those of many dairymen throughout this section, suffered a heavy loss, no fewer than two hundred and eighty-four head of the Mini dairy cattle having been con-demned to death. The brothers have since then rebuilt their herd with tested cattle and now have a fine herd of some two hundred and fifty cows. The Mini estate consists of fifteen hundred acres of choice grazing and farm land, and one thousand acres of this valuable tract are devoted to general agriculture. Mr. Mini has long been one of the leaders in the direction of the affairs of the local association of milk producers, said to be the largest organization of its kind in the country, and in 1917 was elected manager. He has for years given his earnest attention to the development of the dairy interests of this section of California and is widely known in dairy circles throughout the state.

In 1909, at San Jose, Henry A. Mini was united in marriage to Miss Blanche Hayes, who was born in Evanston, Wyoming, a daughter of Cameron Hayes, a veteran of the Civil war, and they have three children, Mildred, Cecilia and Henry. Mr. and Mrs. Mini are republicans and have always been interested in local civic affairs as well as in the general social and welfare activities of the community in which they live. Mr. Mini is a Mason and is also affiliated with the Vallejo Kiwanis Club, whose motto is "We Build," and he aids in upholding that ambitious and laudable standard.

History of Solano County, California By Marguerite Hunt and Napa County, California By Harry Lawrence Gunn. From Their Earliest Settlement To The Present Time. Chicago. S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. 1926. 883 pages.

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