“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Monte Rio in Sonoma County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

The Moscow Barn

The Moscow Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, March 28, 2017
1. The Moscow Barn Marker
Inscription.  This building originally located 1500 feet east of this location and housing livestock, was built by a pioneer family from this area in the early 1870's. Once part of the historic Bodega Rancho, this land was known as the Rancho Paridiso and later became the site of the Moscow Mill. It is said President Ulysses S. Grant stabled his horses in the barn. In 1919, the Christian Brothers of California purchased the land and converted the hay loft into a chapel and the horse stalls into a recreation room for their retreats. By 1973, the unused and aging barn was offered to George Casini, who due to his fond childhood memories of playing in the barn, moved it to its current location and renamed it Moscow Barn. He then began restoration and preservation of the barn. It is now used as a meeting and recreation hall.
Erected 2011 by E Clampus Vitus, Sam Brannan Chapter No. 1004 and Yerba Buena Chapter No. 1.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
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38° 27.685′ N, 123° 2.904′ W. Marker is near Monte Rio, California, in Sonoma County. Marker is on Moscow Road near Stagecoach Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22810 Moscow Road, Monte Rio CA 95462, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Time Poetry Left At Stage Holdup (approx. 0.6 miles away); Duncans Mills Depot Museum (approx. 0.7 miles away); Guerneville Historical Marker (approx. 3.8 miles away); Bank of Guerneville (approx. 3.9 miles away); Korbel Station (approx. 5˝ miles away); Pioneers of Preservation (approx. 5.7 miles away); Occidental Union Hotel (approx. 6.6 miles away); Pond Farm Pottery (approx. 6.6 miles away).
More about this marker. The Moscow Barn is located in Casini Ranch, a recreational park on the Russian River.
The Moscow Barn and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, March 28, 2017
2. The Moscow Barn and Marker
The marker is to the right of the window beneath the "Moscow Barn" sign.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 5, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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