Near Jenner in Sonoma County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
California's First Windmill
The Company had three inland farms between Fort Ross and Bodega Bay. However, the cool damp coastal climate and abundance of golfers resulted in insufficient yields. The Company also traded with Spanish and Mexican California to supplement the grain needed for Alaska.
Erected by California State Parks.
Location. 38° 30.932′ N, 123° 14.696′ W. Marker is near Jenner, California, in Sonoma County. Marker can be reached from Coast Highway (State Highway 1) near Fort Ross Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jenner CA 95450, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Russian Village Site - Sloboda (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Fort Ross (about 400 feet away); Fort Ross (about 500 feet away); The Call Family Residence (about 600 feet away); The Native Alaskan Village Fort Ross (about 700 feet away); Sandy Beach Cove (about 700 feet away); re-creating the Fort Ross Windmill (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jenner.
More about this marker. This marker is located at Fort Ross State Park.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 17, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.