Category Archives: History

Sonoma County: Beer Country?

(Click on any image to enlarge) Yes, that’s right…beer country.  Back in the turn of the century through to about the 1950’s and 60’s hops were Sonoma County’s “King of the Crops”.  I didn’t know this until I came across … Continue reading

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Exploring Windsor and its Environs

(Click on any Image to Enlarge) Barbara and I were over the hill last week in Windsor for a few days.  Windsor is only a few minutes up Highway 101 from Santa Rosa.  So, I had an afternoon to take … Continue reading

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Del Mar Schoolhouse:  Still here since 1905

(Click any image to enlarge) This little structure on Sea Ranch, which sits on the corner of Leeward and Deer Trail, has been here since 1905.  It was initially constructed after a lumber mill was established in the area which … Continue reading

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Faith, Love and Fishing: A Life’s Lesson

Recently, many of my old friends from Wantagh and I were reminiscing on Facebook about our many youthful summers spent at Jones Beach, Long Island.   It got me thinking about a story I wrote quite a while ago (1990) … Continue reading

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Out of the Fog

(Click on any image to enlarge) The area south of Sea Ranch between Stewarts Point and Salt Point State Park is privately owned and mostly used as rangeland for cattle or sheep.  I took the 15-minute drive down there a … Continue reading

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More Sandstone Weathering

(Click on any image to enlarge) Finishing off the sandstone weathering theme, here are my final two images from my afternoon crawling over the rocks at Del Mar Point.  The first image was rather striking to me in how the … Continue reading

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Revisiting the People of Sakha

(Click on any image to enlarge) Back in June, 2014 I posted a story about the people of Sakha who visited our area for a couple of weeks as part of a larger celebration of the Russian heritage of this … Continue reading

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Black Point on a Lazy Spring Afternoon

(Click on any image to enlarge) Yesterday the weather was kind of in and out foggy and misty with a little spotty sun here and there.  I decided to head out to the very end of Black Point as I … Continue reading

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The Barns at Bihler Point: Coming out of the Mist

(Click on any image to expand) A few days ago we had a nice fog envelope the coast which is always a good time to head out with my camera.  I decided to check out the barns at Bihler Point … Continue reading

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Return to Old Salt Point Homestead

A few years ago I posted a short story about an old dilapidated homestead in Salt Point State Park.  I thought I would revisit this place as its aging structures continue to be overtaken by time and their surroundings.  The … Continue reading

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Old Redwood Barn

I’ve posted a couple of other old barns and structures before and I guess I just love these aging structures.  This one is located a block north of River Road near the Russian River east of Guerneville, right in the … Continue reading

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Petaluma: Its History Remains

  I spent a few hours on my own walking through the back alleys of Petaluma a week or so ago.  From the main street Petaluma looks like most other northern California small towns with newish facades on older buildings.  … Continue reading

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