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Near Jenner in Sonoma County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Call Family Residence

1878 - 1972

 
 
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By Karen Key, February 8, 2009
1. The Call Family Residence Marker
Inscription. George Washington Call (1829-1907) and his Chilean wife, Mercedes Leiva (1850-1933), bought 2,500 acres including Fort Ross in 1873. While maintaining a house in San Francisco, the family developed a dairy ranch and expanded the transport of local goods by sea. The Calls built this residence in 1878, as a headquarters for the ranch and shipping operations, and a home for their family, which eventually included nine children. They soon made Fort Ross a thriving community center and shipping port for neighboring farms, ranches, and lumber mills.
 
Location. 38° 30.85′ N, 123° 14.75′ W. Marker is near Jenner, California, in Sonoma County. Marker can be reached from Highway 1 near Fort Ross Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jenner CA 95450, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Native Alaskan Village (within shouting distance of this marker); Sandy Beach Cove (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); California's First Windmill (about 600 feet away); re-creating the Fort Ross Windmill (about 600 feet away); The Russian Village Site - Sloboda (about 600 feet
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By Karen Key, February 8, 2009
2. The Call Family Residence Marker
away); Fort Ross Defenses (about 700 feet away); Fort Ross (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Ross (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jenner.
 
Also see . . .
1. California State Parks - Fort Ross SHP. (Submitted on February 22, 2009, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
2. Fort Ross State Historic Park Russian Colony. (Submitted on February 22, 2009, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
 
Categories. AgricultureForts, CastlesNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
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The Call Family Residence - Family Dining Room image. Click for full size.
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8. The Call Family Residence - Family Dining Room
The Call Family Residence - Kitchen image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, February 8, 2009
9. The Call Family Residence - Kitchen
The Call Family Residence - Workers Dining Room image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, February 8, 2009
10. The Call Family Residence - Workers Dining Room
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By Karen Key, February 8, 2009
11. The Call Family Residence
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 938 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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