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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Windsor, California
Location of Windsor, California
► Sonoma County (124) ► Contra Costa County (380) ► Lake County (27) ► Marin County (140) ► Mendocino County (42) ► Napa County (87) ► Solano County (95)
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The Southern Pomo have lived in parts
of Sonoma and Mendocino counties,
including Windsor, for thousands of
years. They called the eastern part of Windsor,
col·iko wi, ("at redwing field"), a reference to the
existence of redwing blackbirds . . . — — Map (db m153725) HM|
The history of this region has been
defined by where people gathered for
a common purpose and, often times,
defined by the east and west sides of town.
Excerpt from an 1898 atlas:
"East Windsor has always
appeared . . . — — Map (db m153739) HM|
Fred Wiseman's plane is on display
in the Smithsonion Museum in
Washington D.C. It was the first
California built airplane and flew the worlds
A bicycle mechanic and aviation pioneer, Fred Wiseman and his . . . — — Map (db m153716) HM|
Wild iris leaf and other plant
fibers were used for making
string, hich was traded. Men
particularly specialized in making nets, used
for fishing and hunting, as well as an element
of ceremonial regalia.
For the Southern . . . — — Map (db m153741) HM|
Throughout the 1900's, Windsor was
primarily agricultural - wine grapes,
hops, and prunes were the primary
crops. Once US Highway 101 was completed
in 1962, the town's population began to grow.
The Town of Windsor . . . — — Map (db m153709) HM|
|Shiloh Cemetery has long been a place of rest. The first recorded burial took place in the shadow of the area’s Methodist Church in October 1850. The church burned in 1867 and was relocated to Windsor, leaving the cemetery uncared for. In 1885 a . . . — — Map (db m54778) HM|
After the construction of the San
Francisco and North Pacific Coast
Railroad (now the Northwestern
Pacific Railroad) in 1872, businesses began
to locate around the new train depot at the
corner of Windsor Road and Windsor River
Road. This . . . — — Map (db m153735) HM|
| Robert Cunningham, his wife, Isabella,
and daughter Mary Jane, were some
of Windsor's earliest homesteaders.
Mr. Cunningham was a successful farmer who
built the first corral - a site which was used by
American and Spanish settlers for . . . — — Map (db m153733) HM|