Llanada Villa epitomizes California’s European settlement. It expresses pre-twentieth century tendencies to give place names designations evocative of:
It also fits with the socio-economic orientations of Sarah Lockwood Pardee Winchester’s (1839 – September 5, 1922) life after the deaths in her native New Haven, Connecticut, of:
• Daughter Annie Pardee Winchester (June 15, 1866 – July 25, 1866) from marasmus (inability to absorb calories, digest foods, make proteins);
• Husband William Wirt Winchester (1837 – March 7, 1881) from tuberculosis.
It honors Llanada Alavesa in the southern Basque Country’s Araba (Álava) province. Araba’s open plain and wide valley huddle at the Pyrenees mountain base. Viewing Basque cultivated lands, large estates, and rural villages in 1876 predicts William’s California-based business plans.