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Russian River Historical Society

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Give Back Tuesday Raffle Donations

The Russian River Historical Society wishes to extend our sincere gratitude to all who have generously donated goods and services for our raffle at the Rainbow Cattle Company.   Dawn Ranch Lodge 2 – $75 Gift Certificates for Agriculture Public House Bar & Restaurant Twin Pine Casino & Hotel 1 night stay in Deluxe Standard

Marshall House

Though the Sonoma County Assessor’s Office records show construction date of ca. 1880, the earliest recorded owner of the Marshall House was William H. Bartley. Subsequent owners of this property at the northwest corner of Church and Fifth Streets were Archibald Scott, Elizabeth Farley, E.F. Manchester, Donald McKenzie and William H. and Annie Marshall. Sonoma

The Story of the Abandoned Ore Car

– Russell Gaughen I haven’t walked on Goat Rock State beach for some time and it was a warm late evening just perfect for a few photos and beach walk. As I left the north parking lot and headed towards the river mouth I was surprised to discover an exposed piece of old railroad equipment.