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Jeff Tobes Memorial History Walk

2015 20 Mile Historical Walk - Update #2

_MG_3474Sean Bressie | Sonoma County Historical Society

The 11th Annual Sonoma County 20 Mile Historical Walk in San Francisco commemorating the anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Expo is June 6, 2015


So far we have a total of 23 official walkers for June 6th. Please spread the word to family, friends, coworkers and whoever else you can think of who might enjoy walking with us.

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2015 History Walk Interactive Route Map - San Francisco

2015 History Walk Route

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2015 History Walk Update #1

It's that time again. You can enroll for the Eleventh Annual 20-25 Mile Historic Walk through San Francisco on June 6, 2015, by going to the Sonoma County Historical Society's website link: Read more

2015 History Walk Celebrates The 100 year PPIE Anniversary

The Sonoma County Historical Society is sponsoring its 11th 20-25 mile historical walk and its 6th through San Francisco Saturday, June 6, 2015 for history and physical fitness buffs.  The purpose of the walk is threefold: to increase health through walking, to learn about San Francisco’s unique history, and to promote Sonoma County. This year we will be celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Pan-Pacific International Exposition

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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


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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

2014 walk update #2

June 7 WALK UPDATE #2 March 19, 2014 Walkers! Where are you? Only 6 people have enrolled for the June 7 walk and the first due date of April 1 is fast approaching. This 25 mile historical walk is going to be super. We're going to walk through some very historical areas along the Russian River (Sebastopol to Monte Rio) that you probably have never heard of. Very interesting. The enrollment form is on the Sonoma County Historical Society's website: Please print, complete and mail to me asap. Thank you. Other notes: 1. Feel free to forward this email to your contacts. It has proven to be the best way to advertise. 2. Contact me if you'd like a few (5 would be good) of the large colorful posters about the walk to distribute at your work place or church or.... Somehow I'll get them to you. 3. The walk begins at Luther Burbank's Experimental farm in Sebastopol called Goldridge Farm on Bodega Ave., not on Goldridge Rd. 4. Breakfast, as you know, will be at Georgetown on Frei Rd. near Graton (originally Gray's Town) but lunch will be at Highcroft (Not 'Highercroft') Park up in the hills of Forrestville. 5. You business owners, don't forget to include an extra $50 and your business card when you enroll so we can advertise your business on our website, and the Sonoma Historian, and the final map. Thanks for doing that. 6. The Sonoma County Historical Society's annual luncheon is this Sunday at the Flamingo. The speaker will be telling us about the life of the young Jack London. More info can be found on our website: Hope to see you there. Of course I'll be there with the History Day students and the walk display. 7. Here are our needs so far: 2 support drivers. Usually they are people who are not able to walk the distance but still interested in helping. Some one to be in charge of sending the thank you notes after the walk. Some one to write an article for our publication, The Sonoma Historian, about the walk. I'm looking for a person or a team of a few people to take over organizing the walk for next year. If you're interested, please let me know. See you soon. Stay healthy. Jeff (707) 888-1670

2014 walk update #1

February 11, 2014 Walkers, The enrollment form for the annual 25 mile historical walk on June 7, 2014 from Sebastopol to Monte Rio sponsored by the Sonoma County Historical Society is now posted on our website: Please feel free to copy the information and spread the word to all your friends, relatives, co-workers, etc. The walk is shaping up to be a great one. Our biggest need right now is financial help for the dinner in Monte Rio. Any ideas or food contacts? By the way, if the weather holds up, the 7th and 8th graders from Wright Charter School are taking a nice 15 mile walk this Friday, Feb. 14, and you're invited!!!! Contact me if interested. Jeff Tobes (707) 888-1670