You are currently browsing the category archive for the ‘maps’ category.


Nice shout-out for the Sonoma County Library’s maps and digital collections: sonoma_county_map

Curious about the history of your parcel or maybe how downtown Healdsburg was laid out back in the day? The Sonoma County Library has a vast collection of historic maps including township maps, plat maps, Sanborn maps and historical atlases.

A complete set of Sanborn Insurance Company maps can be found at the library on microfilm. These maps were originally created to calculate fire insurance risks in a community. Lauded by historians and preservationists alike, they are a vital component in identifying what was located where in great detail. [read full story]

 

Advertisements

I always enjoy seeing books with a personal connection, so I was pleased to see that my friend Ben Pease, of Pease Press, had created the winery map for Marty Olmstead’s California Directory of Fine Wines. I just cataloged the 3rd ed. for the Sonoma County Wine Library (a special collection at the Healdsburg Regional Library). Ben has produced many fine maps, both under his own imprint and under contract. He was the cartographer behind the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District’s attractive Sonoma County Parks, Recreational Lands & Open Spaces map and put together several maps for the my old trail group, the Trail Center, in Palo Alto, Calif.

Advertisements

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 294 other followers

February 2018
M T W T F S S
« Dec    
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728  
Add to Technorati Favorites
Google Groups
Subscribe to Sebastopol Creek Stewards
Email:
Visit this group

RSS Sebastopol Walks

  • The Peace Trail Walk — Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 February 9, 2018
    Saturday 9:00 a.m. to noon 3.5 Easy Miles, Easy Pace Sebastopol Walks again with the Peace Trail Walk! Originally conceived by peace activist Barbara Briggs-Letson, this Peace Trail walk will connect six of Sebastopol’s eight peace for a 3.5-mile walk with an easy pace. Meet in the Sebastopol Plaza at 9:00 for this peaceful walk. […]
    Geoffrey
  • Walk the Joe Rodota Trail — to the Sonoma Humane Society — Saturday, November 18, 2017 November 16, 2017
    5 Miles, Moderate Pace Meet at the Sebastopol Plaza at 9:00am Meet at the Plaza and walk to the Historical Society museum. We will hear a 5 minute presentation about the Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railroad from a member of the  Historical Society. Continuing along the rails-to-trails path to the Sonoma Humane Society, we will be given a […]
    Geoffrey

Flickr Photos

Goodreads

From the Vaults

Recent Comments

Deanne Thompson on Sonoma County Library’s…
Deanne Thompson on Laguna de Santa Rosa Wetlands…
skinnerbird on Sebastopol Walks — Ragle…
Deanne Thompson on Petaluma-Sebastopol Trail Feas…
Debbie Ramirez on Petaluma-Sebastopol Trail Feas…
%d bloggers like this: