Solomon Schocker and Agostino Pinelli are pioneers.Santa Rosa becomes major shipping center, moving livestock, fruit, hops and paving rocks from local quarries.
buy land from Walter Frick and create a 500-person settlement on the Del Mar Ranch (Sea Ranch).
Group is unable to make landpayments, and foreclosure forces them to leave the area.
Jasper O'Farrell buys Jonive Rancho (Sebastopol.) He names his holdings the Annaly Rancho, eventually turned into Analy.
O'Farrell provides for the building of the first Catholic church, with Father Rossi in charge, andlays out a general merchandise store operated by Bodega's Mc Caughey brothers. Mariano Vallejo elected Sonoma district's first state senator (district includes Mendocino County until 1859.) Numerous squabbles over land, including cost of court battles, cause major economic losses for Vallejoover a number of years.
Rose Catholic Church, Western and La Rose Hotels, Carnegie Library, Jack London's Wolfhouse and wineries.
Quarries become third largest industry after wine and dairying.
S.,start a new life as chicken ranchers in and around Petaluma.
South county becomes major Yiddish cultural center.
Spanish flu epidimic hits, leaves 175 dead by early 1919; 160 children ill at Lytton home north of Healdsburg (Oct., 1918); residents urged to wear masks; schools and theaters closed; heavy death toll at Sonoma State Hosp.