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

Bodega Bay

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 25, 2014
1. Bodega Bay Marker
Inscription. Named for Lt. Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra, who discovered the Bay of Bodega on October 3, 1775.
Russian settlement originally called Kuskoff, founded by M de Kuskoff.
In 1843 Stephen Smith an American, erected in this vicinity the first steam grist and sawmill in California.
 
Erected 1934 by Native Sons of the Golden West.
 
Location. 38° 20.722′ N, 122° 58.44′ W. Marker is in Bodega, California, in Sonoma County. Marker is at the intersection of Bodega Highway (California Route 12) and Salmon Creek Road on Bodega Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17255 Bodega Highway, Bodega CA 94922, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saint Teresa of Avila Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Potter School Est. 1873 (about 700 feet away); Watson School (approx. 2 miles away); Running Fence (approx. 2.1 miles away); Christo’s Running Fence (approx. 3.3 miles away); Freestone House (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Children's Bell Tower (approx. 4.2 miles away); Bodega Bay and Harbor (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bodega.
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 25, 2014
2. Bodega Bay Marker
 A Brief History of Bodega Bay. In the fall of 1775, the Spanish sloop Sonora carried the Peruvian explorer Don Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra Mollineda and a group of explorers to anchorage at the southern end of Bodega Bay. This is whom the bay is named after. (Submitted on May 14, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 14, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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