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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM23BH_stormys_Petaluma-CA.html
Today, Stormy's restaurant is one of the oldest roadhouses in the West. Originally constructed in 1854 as Big Valley Inn, it was one of four hotels and stagecoach stops in the town of Bloomfield, which at the time was considered for the Sonoma Cou…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1QYS_the-willow-creek-inn_Petaluma-CA.html
In 1907, Mr. Herman C. Bartelt purchased what was then known as the Willow Brook Hotel from Mrs. Ellen Hayne, widder of William Harvey Hayne, who had purchased the the property sometime prior to 1900. It was located at Corona Corners until the cit…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1LX3_sergeant-richard-a-penry_Petaluma-CA.html
The President of the United States of America authorized by Act of Congress, March 3, 1863, has awarded in the name of the Congress the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Richard A. Penry United States Army for conspicuous gallantry and intr…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1LWM_cases-horseshoeing_Petaluma-CA.html
Original building Constructed in 1851 Home to Cases Horseshoeing and others. June 24, 2006 Destroyed by fire Raised again in 2007 by Jeff & Gro Tomasini & Family Tomasini, Rex, Ace Hardware Country Store established 1907 Celebra…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1LWH_bill-soberanes_Petaluma-CA.html
August Courier columnist and peopleologist. Petaluma's number one booster. Founder of the World Wist Wrestling Championship and numerous other events. Trade mark - He's been photographed with more famous, infamous, usual and unusual people than an…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1HBC_wilmar-union-elementary-school-district-and-wilson-elementary-school_Petaluma-CA.html
Wilson Elementary School was established in 1863 to serve the ranch families of West Petaluma. In 1908 a larger school was needed. The new school housed 4 or 5 classrooms and an auditorium. A picture of this school, designed by locally famous arch…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1HBB_washoe-house_Petaluma-CA.html
Located on Spanish grant Roblar de la Miseria. The pioneer hostelry was built by Robert Ayres and served as a stage coach station between Petaluma, Santa Rosa and Bodega during the early days of Sonoma County.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1HB7_lakeville-donahue-landing_Petaluma-CA.html
There was once a large lake in the valley to the east. Early Indian settlers called it Lake Tolay, after their former chief; hence the name Lakeville for the community that developed on this site. The first boat landing was built in 1853. Passenge…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1D6K_vallejos-petaluma-adobe_Petaluma-CA.html
Petaluma Adobe served as the center for General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo's 66,000-acre working rancho from 1836-1846. It was once the largest privately owned adobe building in northern California; Vallejo sold the building and surrounding acres i…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM181D_dos-piedras_Petaluma-CA.html
To the east, at the top of the ridge, sits the landmark "Dos Piedras", erroneously translated into "two rock", between which ran the main Indian trail from Bodega Bay to the inland valley and to the Sierra. The rocks also mark the near juncture of…
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