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Santa Rosa, California, USA - Southern Pacific Depot, Santa Rosa, Cal.

Santa Rosa, Sonoma, CA

Founded in 1833 by Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo and named for St. Rose of Lima, it developed as a processing-shipping centre for agricultural produce of the Sonoma Valley.

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Southern Pacific Depot, Santa Rosa, Cal.
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Burke's Sanatorium, near Santa Rosa, California
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Burke's Sanatorium, near Santa Rosa, California
On the Road of a Thousand Wonders

Dr. Burke's medical and surgical sanitarium, located at Altruria, Sonoma County, California.
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1895 - Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa, a post-town, capital of Sonoma co, Cal, on Santa Rosa Creek, and on the San Francisco & North Pacific Railroad, 57 miles N. by W. of San Francisco. It is situated in a fertile valley, near the W.base of the Coast Range, and has a delightful climate, adapted to the culture of grapes. It has a court-house, 7 or 8 churches, 2 news. paper offices, a bank, a savings-bank, the Pacific Methodist College (organized in 1862), the Christian College, and manufactures of iron, soap, and carriages.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1906
Santa Rosa, a city, capital of Sonoma co., Cal., on Santa Rosa Creek and on the Southern Pacific and the California Northwestern Rs., 57 miles N. by W. of San Francisco. It is situated in a fertile valley, near the W. base of the Coast Range, and has a delightful climate, adapted to the culture of grapes. It is largely engaged in the manufacture of wine, leather woollen goods, flour and lumber products. Fruit-canning is an important industry. The Pacific Methodist College and the Ursuline Academy of the Sacred Heart are located here. Pop. in 1900, 6673 (largely increased since census).
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - Santa Rosa is a fantastic place with a lot to offer! Whether you're into outdoor activities, wine tasting, or exploring local culture, there's something for everyone. Here's a list to get you started:
Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center:

Dive into the world of Peanuts and explore the life and art of the famous cartoonist, Charles Schulz. It's a fun and nostalgic experience for all ages.

Safari West:

If you're an animal lover, Safari West is a must-visit. It's like a piece of Africa in California. Take a safari jeep tour to see animals like giraffes, zebras, and rhinos roaming in a natural habitat.

Russian River Brewing Company:

Craft beer enthusiasts will appreciate a visit to Russian River Brewing Company. Known for their Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger beers, it's a popular spot for locals and visitors alike.

Sonoma County Vineyards:

Santa Rosa is in the heart of Sonoma County, a world-renowned wine region. Take a wine tour and explore vineyards like Kendall-Jackson, Matanzas Creek, and Paradise Ridge.

Annadel State Park:

Nature lovers can hike or bike the trails at Annadel State Park. The park offers a variety of landscapes, including... Read MORE...

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