The enterprising spirit that led to Sonoma County's storied agricultural heritage defined its earliest denizens. Sail the seas with Captain Bodega y Quadra, whose name graces the coast and beyond, and wave farewell to the last train out of the redwoods. Discover the fate of Charles Henley, spirited from the county jail in 1876 by masked vigilantes. Learn about the rise and fall of Sonoma's tobacco growers and the historic opening of the Jenner Bridge as the automobile rose in popularity. John Schubert and Valerie Munthe reveal Sonoma County's enthralling history.
About the Author
"John C. Schubert was born in San Francisco and received a BA degree in anthropology at Sonoma State University. He has been known as the Russian River historian since 1960 and has written for several Guerneville newspapers. He worked as a Sonoma County deputy sheriff for thirty-nine years and is a former marine. He has three sons; Keith, Hilmar and Preston; and five grandchildren; Jasmine, Sabrina, Johnna, Heather and Doran. He resides in the town of Guerneville, California, with Sarah, his companion of thirty-three years.
Valerie A. Munthe was born on the Bay Area peninsula and raised in her family's summer cabin just east of Guerneville. She and John collaborated on their first manuscript in 2009 and she has served on the board of the Russian River Historical Society. A graduate of the Santa Rosa Junior College, she is also a writer of things non-historical on her blog, My Gal Val. She's raising her three children, Atreyu, Jadziah and Stella, with Jesse, her husband of five years, in the hills of Monte Rio."