Sebastopol's first bank -- the Bank of Sebastopol, 132 North Main Street, circa 1892 (Western Sonoma County Historical Society photo)

Sebastopol’s first bank — the Bank of Sebastopol, 132 North Main Street, circa 1892 (Western Sonoma County Historical Society photo)

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013
9am-noon

Explore the traces of the past in Sebastopol on this walk through downtown and nearby areas — the surprising history of Main Street stores, moving grocery stores and firehouses, Chinatown and Miwok villages…and the railroad, too. This easy 2.5 miles walk provides an opportunity to explore some overlooked and hidden details of local history.

Meet at the Plaza at 9 AM for a 9:15 AM departure.

Walking or hiking shoes are recommended. Dress in layers. Bring water, snacks, sunscreen and a hat. Rain cancels. See our walk suggestions for more info.

Leader: Geoffrey Skinner

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McCaughey Bros. and Wing Yuen Tai Co. General Merchandise on Santa Rosa [Sebastopol] Avenue, circa 1920s (Western Sonoma County Historical Society photo)

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Burned ruins of South China Town, circa 1908 (Western Sonoma County Historical Society photo)

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