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Petaluman Brainerd Jones becomes a leading county architect for more than 40 years, blending styles oflate 19th and early 20th century.
He builds Carnegie libraries and prestige homes in Petaluma and Santa Rosa. Sebastopol train depotbuilt, now home of West County Museum."Battle of Sebastopol Avenue" in Santa Rosa pits steam train supporters against backers of new electrictrain.
S.,start a new life as chicken ranchers in and around Petaluma.
Logging and shipping become major activities in the 19th century as mill products are sent south by schooners.
Returning from the Philippines, Sebastian Rodriguez Cermeno, commanding the galleon San Augustin, surveys the Pacific coast, spotting land north of Cape Mendocino and a large bay, present-day Drake's Bay, farthersouth.1808-1812 - Russian ship Kadiak, commanded by Ivan Kuskoff, sails into Bodega Bay looking for a trading base; sets up colony at Ft.
Ross on Sonoma coast in 1812, hoping to prosper with sea otter trade. Mariano Vallejo, "the last of the Conquistadores," arrives, becomes dominant landholder and political leader through most of the 19th century, with up to 50,000 head of cattle; first home built on Petaluma Rancho 1834-36; Vallejo leads assaults, takes control over rebellious Indians in 1830s; creates a pueblo with a large plaza in Sonoma in 1835.
Prunes become a major crop; canneries and food packing plants around Healdsburg provide many jobs, especially for women.
Natale Bacigalupi arrives in Santa Rosa, becomes unofficial mayor of "Little Italy." He runs a grocery store and makes "seed money" loans to immigrants. (Joe) Hotchkiss and James Miller develop winery & prune packing operations.