About Santa Rosa History.com

SantaRosaHistory.com provides over 800 original articles on Santa Rosa and Sonoma County history and offers further resources to assist researchers.The blog section of SantaRosaHistory.com is written by Jeff Elliott and mirrors content found in the “I See by the Papers…” section of the Comstock House website (a family of resources additionally covering architecture, house restoration, turn-of-the-century living and events at Comstock House) with material found here presented in a format more compatible with phones and tablets.

Jeff Elliott is a veteran journalist having written nationally for magazines and newspapers for over a quarter century, primarily covering science, law, Native American issues and the environment. In 1995 he founded the Albion Monitor, the first internet “newspaper” with syndicated news and commentary plus original investigative journalism. He turned full-time to historical research after retiring in 2009 and now writes and lectures on local history and architecture. You can follow him on Facebook @OldSantaRosa.

SantaRosaHistory.com is not affiliated with the Historical Society of Santa Rosa, the Sonoma County Historical Society, or any other group or institution. All facts and interpretations are believed to be accurate; any verifiable errors are promptly corrected and acknowledged. The views expressed are those of the author unless otherwise noted.

(Updated April 19, 2023)