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Historical and Descriptive Sketch
of
Sonoma County, California.
Robert A. Thompson, Editor of the Sonoma Dempcrat 
Philadelphia: L.H. Everts & Co., 1877, 122 pages.

 

(The transcription has been broken down into sections for this website.) 

INDEX

Section 1: pages 3-20

Boundaries ~ Topography ~  Smaller Valleys ~ Principal Water Courses ~ Means of Access ~ Early History

Section 2: pages 20-39

Climate and Rainfall of Sonoma County ~ The Thermal Belt ~ Agriculture ~ The Wine Product of Sonoma County ~ Live Stock ~ Mills and Factories ~ Timber ~ The Hard-Woods ~ The Oaks ~ Mines and Mining Interest ~ The Geysers ~ Mineral Springs ~ The Petrified Forest

Section 3:  pages 39-50

Public Schools ~ Churches and Church Property ~ Public Buildings ~ Railroads ~ The San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad ~ North Pacific Coast Railroad ~ Roads and Highways ~ The Courts of Sonoma County ~ The Court of Sessions ~ The Board of Supervisors ~ Sonoma County Finances ~ Liabilities ~ Value of Real Estate and Personal Property by Townships ~ Land as Graded by the Assessor

Section 4:  pages 50-70

The City of Sonoma ~ The First Newspaper ~ St. Louis or Embarcadero ~ Glen Ellen ~ Kellogg ~ Fossville ~ Donahue ~ Lakeville ~ City of Petaluma ~ Land Titles ~ East Petaluma ~  The Public Schools ~ Churches ~ Societies ~ Newspapers ~ Banks ~ Library Association ~ The Petaluma Fire Department ~ Manufacturers of Petaluma ~ Streets, Parks and Sewers ~ Water Company ~ Cemetery ~ Business Classified ~ Sonoma and Marin District Agricultural Society ~ Mutual Relief Association ~ Exports of Petaluma

Section 5: pages 70-92

Santa Rosa ~ Brick Buildings ~ Santa Rosa Bank ~ Savings Bank of Santa Rosa ~ Pacific Methodist College ~ Christian College ~ The Public Schools of Santa Rosa ~ Professor Jones' Academy ~ Churches ~ Societies ~ Library ~ Fire Department ~ Manufacturers ~ Water Works ~ Gas Works ~ City Street-Car Railroad Company ~ Streets ~ McDonald Avenue ~ Sonoma "Democrat" ~ The Santa Rosa "Press" and "Times" ~ Fulton ~ Windsor ~ Healdsburg ~ Founders of the Town ~ Healdsburg Exports for 1876 ~ Geyserville

Section 6: pages 92-104

 Cloverdale ~ Shipments of Produce from Cloverdale in 1876 ~ Sebastopol ~ Forrestville ~ Rustic Chair Manufactory ~ Guerneville ~ Freestone ~ Moscow ~ Occidental Post Office ~ Duncan's Mill ~ Fort Ross ~ Timber Cove ~ Salt Point ~ Fisk's Mill ~ Fisherman's Bay ~ Bodega ~ Two Rock Post Office ~ Valley Ford ~ Bloomfield ~ Stony Point ~ Conclusion

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History of Sonoma County : including its geology, topography, mountains,
valleys, and streams (1880) San Francisco : Alley, Bowen & Co., Illustrated

INDEX.

PREFACE

GENERAL HISTORY   page 17

Geographical Situation and Area, Derivation of Name, Topography       

VALLEYS   page 19

Alexander Valley, Bennet Valley, Big Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Green Valley, Guilicos Valley, Knight's Valley  

GEOLOGY AND MINERALOGY   page 21

CLIMATOGRAPHY - WATER COURSES - TIMBER 

SPRINGS AND MINES   page 29

The Geysers, Skagg's Springs, Litton Springs, Mark West Springs, White Sulphur Springs, Oakland Mine, Cloverdale Mine, Great Eastern Mine, Mount Jackson Mine

EARLY HISTORY AND SETTLEMENT   page 39

PUBLIC SCHOOLS   page 70

Churches, Agriculture, Viniculture, Squatting Troubles

RAILROADS   page 85

San Francisco and N. P. R. R., North Pacific Coast R. R., Sonoma Valley R. R.   

THE BEAR FLAG WAR   page 90

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY   page 119

Organization of the County, Analy, Bodega, Cloverdale, Mendocino, Santa Rosa, Sonoma, Petaluma, Vallejo, Russian River, Washington, St. Helena, Salt Point, Hall of Records, County Hospital, Post Offices  

POLITICAL HISTORY   page 131

MEXICAN GRANTS   page 146

Musalacon, Cotate, Guilicos, Canada de Pogolome, Llano de Santa Rosa, El Molino, Huichica, Yulupa, Guenoc, Sotoyome, Bodega, Blucher, Callayome, Muniz, Laguna de San Antonio, Arroyo de San Antonio, Senode Malacomes, Malacomes, Roblar de la Miseria, Canada de la Jonive, Estero Americano, German, Pueblo de Sonoma, Petaluma, San Miguel, Tzabaco, La Laguna de los Gentiles, Lac, Cabeza de Santa Rosa, Agua Caliente, Mission Grants 

HOMICIDES   page 160

People vs. Christian Brunner, People vs. Winslow Hall, People vs. Thos. Stewart, Killing of Mrs. Charles Aldrich, Stabbing of Hugh McLaughlin, Shooting of David Campbell, People vs. Jose Sorano, People vs. John Sharon, People vs. Thos. B. Berger, People vs. Wm. N. Thompson, People vs. Jonathan Davis,  People vs. Russell J. Smither, People vs. Bird Brumfield, Shooting of Cameron, People vs. C. Sweitzer, People vs. Michael Ryan, People vs. Penito, People vs. Lodie Brown et al, People vs. James F. Renfro, Killing of Wenton, People vs. Benj. Edwards, People vs. Pedro Soto, People vs. Joseph R. Gibbons, Murder of Mrs. Lee, Killing of George Andrado, People vs. James K. Brownlee, People vs. T. A. Heflin, People vs. H. S. Epperlee, People vs. Osman Fairbanks, People vs. Thos. Reed, People vs. Jose Maria Floris, People vs. Jackson L. Epperson, Killing of J. G. Hill

 

TOWNSHIP HISTORIES

ANALY   page 170

BLOOMFIELD - Bloomfield Flour Mill, Valley Ford Lodge, No. 191, I. O. O. F., Bloomfield Encampment, No. 61, I. O. O. F., Vitruvious Lodge, No. 145, F. & A. M., Bloomfield Lodge, No. 256, I. O. G. T., Bloomfield School, Churches - SEBASTOPOL - LaFayette Lodge, No. 126, F. & A. M, Evergreen Lodge, No. 161, I.O.O.F., Sebastopol Rebecca Degree Lodge, No. 44, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Methodist Episcopal Church, Sebastopol Lodge, No. 167, I. O.G. T. - FORRESTVILLE - Carp Ponds of Levi Davis, Carp Ponds of J. R. H. Oliver - BODEGA - BODEGA PORT - BODEGA CORNERS - Bodega War,  Bodega Lodge, No. 213, F. & A. M., Buena Vista Lodge, No. 373, I. O.G. T., No Surrender Lodge, No. 375. I. O. G. T., Catholic Church, Tanneries

FREESTONE   page 198

VALLEY FORD - Valley Ford Lodge, No. 156, I. O. G. T., Presbyterian Church - OCCIDENTAL - Methodist Episcopal Church, Salmon Creek Lodge, No. 234, I. O. O. F., Altamont Lodge, No. 374, I. O. G. T., Saw Mills - CLOVERDALE - First Congregational Church, Catholic Church, Curtis Lodge, No. 160, F. & A. M., Cloverdale Lodge, No. 193, I.O.O.F., Cloverdale Lodge, No. 32. A. O. U. W., Schools, Cloverdale Water Works, Cloverdale Hotel, United States Hotel, The Cloverdale Reveille - KNIGHT'S VALLEY - KELLOGG - Fossville - MENDOCINO

HEALDSBURG   page 217

First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Church of Christ, Advent Church, Protestant Episcopal Church, Schools, Sotoyome Lodge, No. 123, F, & A.M., Healdsburg Encampment, No. 56, I.O.O.F., Healdsburg Lodge, No. 64, I. O. O. F., Star of Hope Lodge, No. 32, I. O. G. T., Fire Department, The Bank of Healdsburg, Farmers' and Mechanics' Bank, Healdsburg Flouring Mill, Geyser Flouring Mill, Water Works, Gas Company, Healdsburg Brewery, Russian River Flag, Healdsburg Enterprise

OCEAN   page 247

Duncan's Mill, Brotherhood Lodge, No. 251, F. & A. M., Presbyterian Church, Schools, Mills

PETALUMA   page 256

Methodist Episcopal Church, First Baptist Church, Methodist Church South, St. John's Episcopal Church, Public Schools, St. Vincent's Academy, Petaluma Chapter, No. 22, R. A. M., Arcturus Lodge, No. 180, F. & A. M., Relief Encampment, No. 29, I. O. O. F., Petaluma Lodge, No. 30, I. O. O. F., Petaluma Lodge, No. 161, I. O. G. T.

BENEFICIAL ASSOCIATIONS   page 324

Mutual Relief Association, Sanoma and Marin Mutual Beneficial Association, Library Association, Temperance Reform Club, Washington Hall Association, Cypress Hill Cemetery, Sanoma and Marin Agricultural Society, Petaluma Fire Department, First National Gold Bank, Bank of Sonoma County, Petaluma Savings Bank - NEWSPAPERS - Weekly Argus, Weekly Courier

WATER COMPANIES   page 342

Sonoma County Water Company, McNear & Bro.'s Warehouse, McNear & Bro.'s Mill, California Mills, Centennial Planing Mills - CARRIAGE AND WAGON FACTORIES - William Gartman & Co., Hopes & Cameron, D. W. C. Putnam & Co., B. Harter, Gwin & Brainard's Saddle Manufactory, Stair Building and Wood Turning Manufactory, Soap Manufactory, Steam Marble Works, Tannery, Petaluma Foundry, Petaluma Brewery, J. Cavanagh's Lumber Yard - HOTELS -  Washington, Cosmopolitan, Union, Revere, City - TWO ROCK - Presbyterian Church - STONY POINT - REDWOOD - GUERNEVILLE - Methodist Episcopal Church, Christian Church, Redwood Lodge, No. 281, I. O. O. F., Saw and Planing Mill, Chair Factory

RUSSIAN RIVER   page 354

WINDSOR - SALT POINT - FORT ROSS - TIMBER COVE - STILLWATER COVE - SALT POINT - FISK'S MILL - FISHERMANS' BAY - BLACK POINT, Plantation Lodge, No. 32, U. A. O. D. - WAYSIDE INNS, Schools

SANTA ROSA   page 382

Christian Church, Presbyterian Church, Church of the Incarnation, Brotherhood of New Life, Pacific Methodist College, Santa Rosa Commandery of Knights Templar, Santa Rosa Encampment, No. 53, I. O. O. F., Santa Rosa Lodge, No. 53, I. O. O. F., Purity Lodge, No. 33, I. O. G. T., Santa Rosa Lodge, No. 370, I. O. G. T., Union Aid Society, Sonoma Democrat, Daily Democrat, Santa Rosa Times, Santa Rosa Bank, Savings Bank, Gas Light Company, Water Works, Street-car Railroad, Woolen Mills, Foundry and Machine Shops, Empire Mills, Santa Rosa Marble Works, City Marble Works, Brewery, Santa Rosa Winery      

MARK WEST   page 442

FULTON - SONOMA - SONOMA - Temple Lodge, No. 14, F. & A. M., Sonoma Lodge, No. 28, I. O. O. F., Locust Grove School, Sonoma Valley Bank - NEWSPAPERS - -Sonoma Bulletin, Sonoma Index

VINEYARDS OF SONOMA   page 458

Buena Vista, Col. Geo. F. Hooper, Nicholas Carriger, Kohler & Frohling, W. McPherson Hill - PISCICULTURE - Carp Ponds of J. A. Poppe, Lenni Fish Propagating Company - ST. LOUIS - GLEN ELLEN - VALLEJO - DONAHUE - LAKEVILLE - WASHINGTON - GEYSERVILLE 


A Memorial and Biographical History of Northern California
Chicago, Lewis Publ. Co., 1891, Pages 253-260