Cloverdale in Sonoma County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Icaria-Speranza Utopian Colony
Erected 1989 by California State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the National Icarian Heritage Society and the Cloverdale Historical Society. (Marker Number 981.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list.
Location. 38° 46.458′ N, 122° 59.988′ W. Marker is in Cloverdale, California, in Sonoma County. Marker is on Asti Road near Airport Road, on Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27640 Asti Road, Cloverdale CA 95425, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Italian Swiss Colony (approx. 1.6 miles away); Cloverdale Reveille (approx. 2.4 miles away); Gould--Shaw House (approx. 2˝ miles away); Isaac E. Shaw Building (approx. 2˝ miles away); Harmon Gregg Heald (approx. 13.3 miles away); March/Heald Flour Mill (approx. 13.4 miles away); Hopland and the Brewery (approx. 15.1 miles away); Site of First Adobe Home, Lake County (approx. 16.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cloverdale.
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Also see . . . Cloverdale once home to Icaria, a communist utopia - Cloverdale Reveille. Cloverdale in Alexander Valley is known for its fine wineries and citrus orchards, but little is known about “Icaria Speranza,” a French communist commune established along the Russian River in 1881. The Icarian’s philosophy was “All citizens enjoyed everything in common, no personal ownership, no aristocracy.” (Submitted on April 4, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on November 25, 2020, by Diane Phillips of Pittsburg, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 4, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.