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Author: Sean Bressie

Walking the past in Santa Rosa

This summer and fall, Santa Rosa's rural cemetery comes alive with a series of walking tours, offering history buffs a chance to learn about the pioneers of Sonoma County. ...read more Source: PressDemo - Top News

Happy Birthday America

At today's bell ringing ceremony,on the steps of our Petaluma Historical Museum, guest blogger Jack Withington gave me this message posted on Facebook by Sgt Major (Retired) Al McClymonds, a 1959 graduate of Petaluma High School. Please consider it as “food for thought” on this significant historical day in ...read more Source: Petaluma - Our River Town

2014 History Walk Photo contest results

Congratulations to the Winners of the Photo Contest this year.   Thank you to Shutterbug Camera for sponsoring the event.

Adult Human Interest - Carlene Ferguson

SMILE!

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LeBaron: Fountaingrove's forgotten winery disappearing into history

Fountaingrove WinerySean Bressie | Sonoma County Historical Society

Fountaingrove Winery from the air - c1930s

  There's been a lot of talk around town lately about historic buildings. St. Rose Church, the Cannery and, always on our mind, the Carrillo Adobe, oldest of them all. But not a lot is said about what's left of the Fountain Grove Winery .... More at Press Democrat.com

THE EMPIRE BUILDING AND THE CLOCK TOWER

Next time you're walking in downtown Santa Rosa, take an eyeful of the "Empire Building," and notice that something's wrong. The building itself is quite 20th century - but the clock tower harks back to America in the years after the Civil War. What were they thinking? Slapping an old-fashioned clock tower on an elegant new building does not fine architecture make. Now the most well-recognized structure downtown, it was originally the Santa Rosa Bank Building, built at the same location of the bank destroyed by the Great Earthquake of 1906. Read more at  I See by the Papers...

2014 History walk was June 7th.. See the route taken.

THIS WAS THE ROUTE.  We had about 98 walkers make the journey.  Pictures will be posted soon.
2014 Walk MapSean Bressie | Sonoma County Historical Society
 

2014 walk update #4

The 2014 - 25 mile walk advance team (Jeff Tobes, Jeremy Nichols) were out Memorial day making sure we know every step and turn of the tour for the June 7th walk.

Sonoma County Historical Society 25 Mile Walk - June 7, 2014 Russian River Area to Monte Rio UPDATE #4 May 26, 2014- Memorial Day Update #4 for June 7 WALK! Official # walking: 75 Good news! The 20-30 Club of Santa Rosa #50 came through once again and donated $500 to the walk to defray the cost of all walkers under the age of 18 to only $10! Thank you 20-30 Club! Mom's Apple Pie of Forrestville is donating 4 wonderful fruit pies for our dinner. Carlene Ferguson volunteered to handle the thank you notes. Thanks Carlene! Read more

2014 walk update #3

Update #3 for June 7 WALK! May 14, 2014 A lot has happened since the last update. It's getting exciting. Official # walking: 59 We had a $500 donation for our lunches from the Deas family who owns E and M in Healdsburg. Thanks Paul! Lunches will be once again be supplied by Canevari's Deli in Santa Rosa. Dinner will a BBQ chicken dinner with beans and salad prepared by Jack and Bill Bushgen of Guerneville. Read more

Help Me Get Plastered - Adobe State Park Building Fundraiser

Fundraiser to Re-plaster The Historic and Educational Adobe State Park Building Sponsored by: Sonoma/Petaluma State Historic Parks Association Lagunitas Brewing Company, Argus Courier Date: Monday, May 5, 2014 Location: Lagunitas Brewing Company 1280 No.McDowell Blvd. Petaluma Time: 6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m. Cost: $40.00 pre date, $45.00 at the Door. Includes food Silent Auction Music by JOY RIDE For Tickets Call: 707-938-4626 Sonoma Valley Box Office  

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St. Rose Church Building through the years

The Catholic church is looking to restore and retrofit the Stone building on B street.  Take a look at it through the years.

St Rose Church Building

St Rose Church Building Between 1910 and 1966
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