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

The Wohler Ranch -- 1856

 
 
The Wohler Ranch -- 1856 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 28, 2017
1. The Wohler Ranch -- 1856 Marker
Inscription.  In 1856, 1500 acres of the 17,892 acre Rancho El Molino were a "gift of love" to Mariano Vallejo's niece Anna Wohler. In the 1880's hops pioneer Raford Peterson purchased the land and built the "The House on the Hill," where his family lived for 100 years. For many years the Wohler Ranch lead Sonoma County in the production of hops, and offered a fresh start and a new life for Italian immigrant workers. The house and final four acres exist today as the Raford Inn, a reminder to visitors the world over of Sonoma County's rich cultural and agricultural heritage.
 
Erected 2009 by E Clampus Vitus, Sam Brannan Chapter No. 1004 and Yerba Buena Chapter No. 1.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 38° 29.821′ N, 122° 52.659′ W. Marker is near Healdsburg, California, in Sonoma County. Marker is at the intersection of Wohler Road and Eastside Road, on the right
The Wohler Ranch -- 1856 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 28, 2017
2. The Wohler Ranch -- 1856 Marker
Note January, 2006 High Water mark.
when traveling north on Wohler Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10350 Wohler Road, Healdsburg CA 95448, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Power Commercial Sawmill (approx. one mile away); Walters Ranch Hop Kiln (approx. 2.8 miles away); Shiloh Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); Korbel Station (approx. 4.8 miles away); Present Day Windsor (approx. 4.9 miles away); Historical Events from the 20th Century (approx. 4.9 miles away); Early Windsor's People: The Southern Pomo (approx. 4.9 miles away); Windsor's Historically Important Families (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
The Wohler Ranch -- 1856 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 28, 2017
3. The Wohler Ranch -- 1856 Marker
Reford Inn in the background.
Reford Inn image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 28, 2017
4. Reford Inn
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on November 8, 2020, by Diane Phillips of Pittsburg, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 5, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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