Tales of the Russian River: Stumptown Stories

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The Russian River has drawn tourists to its colossal redwoods, picturesque seashore and idyllic resorts for more than a century. This collection of John C. Schubert's "Stumptown Stories" columns relates the history of this California river valley through in-depth research and firsthand stories. Ride the first train to chug across the Hacienda Bridge and wave farewell to the town's last train in 1935. Swing around in the many dance halls to the big bands of the 1930s, '40s and '50s. Let the entertaining stories behind once stately, now hidden, landmarks carry you into Stumptown's past. Reconnect over coffee at Pat's Cafe and discover the rich history that formed the Russian River's communities.
ISBN: 9781609496265
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 53
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
John Schubert was born in San Francisco and spent his childhood summers in Guernewood Park. In the 1960s, Guerneville became his permanent home. Schubert is a retired Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputy, a former U.S. Marine, a writer, and a Russian River historian. He has three sons and four granddaughters and lives with his life companion, Sarah. Valerie Munthe grew up under the redwoods in Guerneville. She has an AA in Humanities from Santa Rosa Junior College and is an amateur film photographer. She is the Secretary for the Russian River Historical Society, manages the group's Historic Archive and supervises the exhibit site. Along with her family, she resides in Guernewood Park.
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