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

Volpi's Grocery

 
 
Volpi's Grocery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Loren Wilson, March 15, 2013
1. Volpi's Grocery Marker
Inscription. This building which was built around 1900 has always housed a grocery store. The business was purchased in 1925 by the Volpi family. This grocery store was also a place where one could get a drink during Prohibition. When the local ranchers brought milk and eggs to town they would leave a grocery list to be filled while they had a drink in the back room. No alcohol was produced on the premises but was supplied by stills located within one mile of town. With the repeal of Prohibition, Volpi’s was among the first in Sonoma County to be issued a liquor license.
 
Erected 1992 by Sam Brannan Chapter #1004 E Clampus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 14.118′ N, 122° 38.571′ W. Marker is in Petaluma, California, in Sonoma County. Marker is at the intersection of Keller Street and Washington Street, on the right when traveling north on Keller Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 Washington Street, Petaluma CA 94952, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sergeant Richard A. Penry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bill Soberanes
Volpi's Grocery image. Click for full size.
By Loren Wilson, January 3, 2008
2. Volpi's Grocery
(about 600 feet away); Petaluma Historical Library and Museum (approx. ¼ mile away); Cases Horseshoeing (approx. ¼ mile away); The Willow Creek Inn (approx. 2.1 miles away); Wilmar Union Elementary School District And Wilson Elementary School (approx. 2.4 miles away); Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe (approx. 3½ miles away); Penngrove (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petaluma.
 
Additional comments.
1. Additional Information Regarding the Marker Dedication
George Bottorf was Noble Grand Humbug when this plaque was dedicated. Plaque wording by Loren A. Wilson.
    — Submitted April 18, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California.

 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Volpi's Sign image. Click for full size.
By Loren Wilson, March 15, 2013
3. Volpi's Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California. This page has been viewed 415 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 10, 2013, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California.   2. submitted on April 18, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California.   3. submitted on March 10, 2013, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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