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History Walk Retraced the PPIE 100 years later

The Sonoma County Historical Society History walk was held June 6, 2015. 104 walkers found thier way around the old fair grounds and beyond. Pictures of then and and looking at "right Now" along the way. Read More

Summer Picnic is just around the corner

"Gaye Lebaron is a leading historian and a pillar of the community, She is an extraordinary individual and it’s my honor to recognize her as Sonoma County’s Woman of the Year 2015."
US Congressman Mike Thompson
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Restoration effort resumed for 132-year-old Daniels School in | The Press Democrat

It’s been 78 years since Florence Nylander Bates attended a one-room schoolhouse
Source: Restoration effort resumed for 132-year-old Daniels School in | The Press Democrat
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Fate of historic Kenwood home continues to be debated

Carlo Figliolini didn’t learn about the rich history of the his white stucco Kenwood home until the walls started to crumble. Peter Maroni — one of the four Italian stonemasons who built St. Rose Church, the Western Hotel and La Rose Hotel in Santa Rosa constructed the two-bedroom house on Shaw and Clyde avenues more than a century ago.   Read more in The Press Democrat
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The fate of this historic house in Kenwood is still a mystery

The fate of this historic house in Kenwood is still a mystery ...read more Source:: Sonoma Valley Sun
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History Walk Update #3 - Exercise Edition

4/7/2015

Dear Walkers,

I told you that I would be emphasizing "walking" before the walk so that you can enjoy the experience even more.  Ray Johnson, one of the organizers this year, has written an article specific to our walk.  He is an experienced walker and his advice is good.  He and his wife, Cecilia have gone on Jeff's "25 Mile Walks" for 8 years.  He knows what he is talking about, so read, enjoy and take his advice. Read more

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Filmmaker honored for ‘Camp Windsor’ documentary

Camp Windsor

Camp Windsor

Santa Rosa filmmaker Robyn Kasper has been a finalist in three film competitions since 2012 but never won an award. In January, the spell was broken.

Kasper was honored by the Sonoma County Historical Society for “Camp Windsor,” her 27-minute documentary about the German prisoner of war camp that housed 250 captives during World War II. It was a branch of the Army’s Camp Beale in Marysville.  Read More



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