Sonoma in Sonoma County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 1976 by Sonoma League for Historic Preservation.
Location. 38° 17.594′ N, 122° 27.35′ W. Marker is in Sonoma, California, in Sonoma County. Touch for map. Marker and Site are located in the El Paseo Complex across from Mission San Francisco Solano. Marker is at or near this postal address: 414 First Street East, Sonoma CA 95476, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blue Wing Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Mission San Francisco Solano (within shouting distance of this marker); The End of the Mission Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Mission San Francisco Solano Sacred Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Sonoma Barracks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Raising of the Bear Flag Monument (about 300 feet away); The Poppe-Parmelee Building (about 300 feet away); Toscano Hotel (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sonoma.
Also see . . . The General Joseph Hooker House. The General Joseph Hooker House was built in the early 1850's for General "Fighting Joe" Hooker of Civil War fame. Hooker sold the house originally located on First Street West, and the many acres of adjoining land to Catherine Vasquez and her husband, Pedro. (Submitted on January 12, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
1. The General Joseph Hooker House
An equestrian statue of Civil War General Joseph Hooker, a native of Hadly, Massachusetts, and original occupant of this house, now stands in the Boston Commons. Accompanying General Persifer Smith during the military occupation of Sonoma, he became owner of the 380 acre Hooker Ranch just north of Sonoma. Known as “Fighting Joe” Hooker during the Civil War, he was defeated by Lee in the Battle of Chancellorsville and later dismissed by President Lincoln for prematurally freeing the slaves during his military occupation of Missouri.
The redwood house was donated to the Sonoma League for Historic Preservation and was moved to this site from across town.
Source: Sonoma Walking Tour Brochure
— Submitted January 12, 2009, by Syd Whittle
Categories. • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,033 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 12, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 4. submitted on January 31, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 5. submitted on March 27, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.