Herbert Slater becomes State Assemblyman, moves up to State Senate in 1914, serves until his death in1947; Slater writes for the Santa Rosa newspaper while in the legislature and is known as "the blind senator"because of eyesight problems; his legislative interests include fish and game and education.
Jennie Colvin becomes first woman to register to vote in county; women vote in Santa Rosa city election in April; Atty.
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.
Traverso and Arrigoni families start as clerks in his store. Hotchkiss, a majorsupporter of the building of the Golden Gate Bridge, is father of tennis star Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman.
Windsor-Pressure on Chinese eases; Tom Wing becomes unofficial "mayor" and community spokesman until hisdeath in 1918; family also operates popular restaurant; daughter Song Wong Bourbeau (1909-96) plays active rolein community.
In 20th century, much of area turns into Sea Ranch resort development.
Logging and shipping become major activities in the 19th century as mill products are sent south by schooners.
Narrow gauge railway extends from Marin County to Valley Ford, Freestone, Occidental, Monte Rio, Duncan's Mills, terminating in Cazadero.