© 2016 Johnny's Calistoga
John B. Ghisolfo emigrates from Italy to Calistoga at the age of thirteen.
A great fire destroys most of downtown Calistoga.
The European Hotel, which is owned by Jouis Banchero, burns down. It was located at the current site of the Mount View Hotel.
The European Hotel reopens for business. The electric railroad makes its first stop at the Calistoga Depot across the street.
Johnny Ghisolfo buys the European Hotel and relocates it to make way for his new Mount View Hotel.
Johnny Ghisolfo builds the Mount View Hotel.
“Johnny’s” restaurant & bar open after the lifting of Prohibition by Congress.
A gas boiler explodes while Johnny tries to light the pilot. He avoids serious injury.
Johnny retires from civic life, having served thirty-two years on the city council and four terms as mayor. He became known as “Mr. Calistoga.”
Johnny retires and hands down business to Johnny Jr. and his wife, Olga.
Johnny Jr. dies of a sudden illness. Two months later, a saddened John B. Ghisolfo passed away at St. Helena Hospital at the age of 88.
Johnny’s Restaurant & Bar closes.
“Johnny’s Restaurant & Bar” reopens in honor of John B. Ghisolfo.