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

The Sonoma Index-Tribune

The Sonoma Index-Tribune Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, November 13, 2014
1. The Sonoma Index-Tribune Marker
Inscription.  The Sonoma Index was founded in 1879 by Benjamin Frank. It is the successor to the Sonoma Bulletin (1852-1855), the first California newspaper published north of San Francisco.

The Index was purchased in 1884 by Harry H. Granice, maternal grandfather of current publisher Robert M. Lynch. Granice, experienced newspaper publisher and printer from Merced County, gave the paper its present name. He owned it until his death in 1915.

He was succeeded by his eldest daughter, Celeste Granice, Murphy (Lynch’s aunt) a former editor of the Index-Tribune, and her husband Walter. After 34 years at the helm, the Murphys, in 1949, sold the newspaper to Lynch and his wife, Jean. Their sons, Bill and Jim Lynch, who joined the newspaper in 1969 and 1971 respectively, will succeed their father as fourth generation co-publishers of the award-winning family newspaper.
Erected 2003 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Richard S. Kimball, Grand President.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. In addition,
The Sonoma Index-Tribune Building image. Click for full size.
By James King, November 13, 2014
2. The Sonoma Index-Tribune Building
Marker is visible to the left of the door, just above and behind the pickup.
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it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
Location. 38° 17.521′ N, 122° 27.574′ W. Marker is in Sonoma, California, in Sonoma County. Marker is on West Napa Street (California Route 12), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 West Napa Street, Sonoma CA 95476, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Union Hotel and Union Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Salvador Vallejo Adobe (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Swiss Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Sonoma Cheese Factory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Duhring Building – 1891 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Poppe-Parmelee Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Raising of the Bear Flag Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sonoma Valley Women’s Club (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sonoma.
Also see . . .  The Sonoma Index-Tribune. (Submitted on November 15, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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