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***Sonoma County 1977*** In 1977, Jimmy Carter was president, Elvis Presley performed his last concert, Pele retired from soccer, and this is what Sonoma County looked like. [...]
Mon, Jul 16, 2018
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****** Volunteer Appreciation Day!!! We love our Volunteers!! [...]
Mon, Jul 16, 2018
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****** https://www.japanese-city.com/calendar/events/index.php?eID=34700 Be sure to call the temple to confirm times. [...]
Sat, Jul 14, 2018
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***Jenner Ferry 1930s http://heritage.sonomalibrary.org/digital/collection/p15763coll11/id/7913/rec/2*** [...]
Thu, Jul 12, 2018
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***Grab your Roses of Resilience poster now. Tom Painted 365 Roses and donated the proceeds to the RCU Fire Victims Fund! He just finished them all last month. What an undertaking! Great Job Tom!!*** Recently, I donated all of my photos of the rose paintings to Luther Burbank Home and Gardens to use as a fund raiser. They created two posters and just began offering them for sale. Please consider supporting [...]
Thu, Jul 12, 2018
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Ask any history buff about Sonoma County during the Civil War and you'll probably hear two stories. “The Battle of Washoe House” claims a mob of Petaluma men, angered over Santa Rosa's support for the Confederacy, started marching north but got no further than the famous roadhouse, where they drowned their fury in suds. But there's no proof that story is even partially true; nothing can be found written about it during that time (MORE) [...]
Thu, Jul 12, 2018
Source: I see by the Papers…
True: Sonoma county was on the Confederacy's side during the Civil War (mostly). That fact never fails to draw a reaction when it's mentioned here in an article and someone in the audience always gasps when it comes up in a presentation. But the situation was also not so simple. Being pro-Confederate in California did not necessarily mean someone was for slavery in the South, and voting against Lincoln did not even reveal the voter [...]
Fri, Jun 29, 2018
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Sebastopol has admirable things in its past as well as the awful, but goddesses help me, the cliché is true: Go back to the earliest years and the town was always quirky. Current Google results on "Sebastopol" and "quirky" - about 95,200.The town deserves plaudits for being a tolerant and (mostly) welcoming place for ethnic minorities that were hated and persecuted elsewhere in Sonoma county during the 19th century. A Native community endured continuously on [...]
Tue, Jun 19, 2018
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There were up to 1,500 men crowded into Santa Rosa's Armory that winter's night. Some were there because they were angry, some were curious and some were frightened, but all there learned that racial discrimination was now a civic duty. It was the first official 1886 meeting of the Santa Rosa Anti-Chinese League. --SOURCE NOTES (37 page PDF)Spoiler alert: this is not a pleasant story, yet it's not nearly as awful as some try to [...]
Wed, Jun 06, 2018
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"There are some Chinamen in this place. I like them very well. They know about four times as much as folks generally give them credit for. They are disagreeable in some respects." That was in Luther Burbank's first letter to his mother from Santa Rosa, October 31, 1875 - the same letter with that "chosen spot of all this earth" quote which has become the town's brand.But that same fellow has a "dark past," according [...]
Mon, May 28, 2018
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Sketch of Anna Morrison Reed courtesy of The Petaluma Courier, 2 September 1891.
Sketch of Anna Morrison Reed courtesy of The Petaluma Courier, 2 September 1891. Noted in a recent talk by library manager Katherine Rinehart and historian John Sheehy on the Petaluma Ladies' Improvement Club was an exemplar of early women journalists of Sonoma County, Anna Morrison Reed, the publisher and managing editor of the Sonoma County Independent (Petaluma) from 1909 to 1916. As we close out Women's History Month, [...]
Wed, Mar 28, 2018
Source: SC Library – History & Genealogy
1909 Studebaker Ambulance. Source: Petaluma Argus, Feb 17, 1909
1909 Studebaker Ambulance. Source: Petaluma Argus, Feb 17, 1909 On March 18, 2018, I'll be joining my friend John Sheehy at the Petaluma Museum. We will be presenting on the topic of the Petaluma Ladies' Improvement Club. The Club held their first meeting on May 28, 1896, at the offices of the "Petaluman" a weekly newspaper published by Rena Shattuck (1858-1942). Miss Shattuck, a syndicated columnist that wrote under the byline of Polly Larkin, was the [...]
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
Source: SC Library – History & Genealogy
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