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Near Healdsurg 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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 29.821′ N, 122° 52.659′ W. Marker is near Healdsurg, California, in Sonoma County. Marker is at the intersection of Wohler Road and Eastside Road, on the right 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Power Commercial Sawmill (approx. one mile away); Walters Ranch Hop Kiln
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.
(approx. 2.8 miles away); Shiloh Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); Korbel Station (approx. 4.8 miles away); Sturgeon's Mill (approx. 5.9 miles away); a different marker also named Sturgeons Mill (approx. 5.9 miles away); Bank of Guerneville (approx. 6.6 miles away); Guerneville Historical Marker (approx. 6.7 miles away).
 
Categories. AgricultureSettlements & Settlers
 
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 April 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 99 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 5, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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