6/05/10 - 8/12/2010
International Center Exhibit Space - 3rd Floor
100 Larkin St.
In the early 1800s Russians colonized a quiet stretch of Sonoma coast just 70 miles north of San Francisco. They came primarily to hunt otters yet stayed on to farm and ranch, in the process creating a unique Russian, Alaskan Aleut, and Kashaya Pomo community. This photographic essay describes the Fort Ross Settlement from its pre-European era through the present day.