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Item # 130213

January 01, 1880

DAILY REPUBLICAN, Santa Rosa, 1880  Santa Rosa was founded in 1833 and named after Saint Rose of Lima. Before the arrival of Europeans, the Santa Rosa Plain was home to a strong and populous tribe of Pomo natives. Upon the arrival of Europeans, the Pomos were decimated by smallpox brought from Europe.
The first known permanent European settlement of Santa Rosa was the homestead of the Carrillo family of California, By the 1850s, a Wells Fargo post and general store were established in what is now downtown Santa Rosa. In the mid-1850s, several prominent locals laid out the grid street pattern for Santa Rosa with a public square in the center, a pattern which largely remains as the street pattern for downtown Santa Rosa to this day.
A rather rare and early 4 page issue from this historic town. In fragile condition--must be handled carefully.

Category: The Old West