#316:  Presidio of Sonoma (Sonoma Barracks)

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Sonoma State Historic Park, NW corner of E Spain and 1st St E, Sonoma





Private Plaque



From the plaque:

Erected in 1836 by General M. G. Vallejo. Headquarters of Bear Flag Party, which in June 1846 proclaimed a 'California Republic' and raised the Bear Flag on Sonoma's Plaza. Twenty-three days later, on July 7, 1846, Commodore John Drake Sloat, representing the United States government took possession of California. In April 1847, Stevenson's Regiment, Company "C", U.S.A., occupied the barracks.

Tablet placed by Historic Landmarks Committee, Native Sons of the Golden West, May 1937

2009 David Schmitt