Railexpansion opens up Russian River area to Bay Area tourism.With influx of Italian workers, stones from Annadel and other quarries are used in street paving andconstruction projects, including St.Prunes become a major crop; canneries and food packing plants around Healdsburg provide many jobs, especially for women.Natale Bacigalupi arrives in Santa Rosa, becomes unofficial mayor of "Little Italy." He runs a grocery store and makes "seed money" loans to immigrants. (Joe) Hotchkiss and James Miller develop winery & prune packing operations.Narrow gauge railway extends from Marin County to Valley Ford, Freestone, Occidental, Monte Rio, Duncan's Mills, terminating in Cazadero.
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.California Natives of Pomo-speaking groups occupy Kalé near the Healdsburg Plaza at the confluence of the Russian River (Ashokawna) and Dry Creek (Mihilakawna), and many outlying villages along both waterways.Bartolome Ferrelo assumes command of two-ship Portuguese expedition after the death of Juan Rodriguez de Cabrillo, sails north near Cape Mendocino, then follows California coast south to Navidad, Mexico.
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.