Blog Posts: Forestville History

Forestville News & Events, September 2018 I got a wonderful surprise the other day. Something I get to check off my “Wouldn’t It Be Cool” list. You know, that list that isn’t quite Bucket-List caliber such as seeing the Northern Lights (not yet) or jumping out of an airplane (done). No, this cool surprise was local and tied to Forestville History. I got to actually see one of those rare “Forestville Chairs” made by the Faudre Chair Factory, which put Forestville on the map in the late 1800s.

Categories: 2018 Posts, ⇒ Town Square & Park, Environment, Farmers Market, Fire Protection, Forestville History, Hollydale Club, Local Organizations, People, Solar, Special Events, Youth Park

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Forestville News & Events, May 2018 Get on your track shoes, there is a lot going on in May and early June in our little town. All of it sounds pretty cool. There are some things you don’t want to miss

Categories: 2018 Posts, Community Fund, Forestville History, Hollydale Club, Local Organizations, Music Events, People, Roundabout, School, Special Events, Youth Park

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Historical Society Needs You - Please!

Forestville Historical Society (FHS) needs volunteers for the board to help preserve the history of our unique town.

Categories: Forestville History, 2017 Posts

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The Sweet History We Have

While Forestville today may seem like a somewhat quiet, little blink-your-eye-and-you’ll-miss-it town, but a little digging into its history suggests otherwise.

Categories: Forestville History, 2017 Posts

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Calling All Interested Forestville History Buffs

Are you interested in local histroy and would like to give back to our little town? Forestville Historical Society...

Categories: Forestville History, Local Organizations, 2017 Posts

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A Case of Forestville History

The Victorian farmhouse at Case Ranch (7476 Poplar Drive, off Giusti Road...not far from the Youth Park) was designated as a Historic Landmark by Sonoma County to recognize the architectural style of the original ranch residence built between 1888 and 1895.

Categories: Forestville History, 2016 Posts

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Forestville Oral History Project

Thanks to the support of the Forestville Community Fund, the FHS now has an active website that can be accessed by people interested in the history of Forestville, worldwide.

Categories: Forestville History, People, School, 2015 Posts

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Local, Ross Yeager, Turning 100-Years-Old

Neil Yeager, announces that his father, Ross Yeager, is turning 100 on March 29.

Categories: Forestville History, People, 2015 Posts

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Forestville's Whistle Stop History

Two railroads used to come into Forestville. The Petaluma and Santa Rosa Electric Railway (P&SR) brought vacationers from San Francisco to the Russian River from 1903-1919. At Forestville they would catch the Russell Stage, a chain-driven, hard-rubber-tire vehicle, to Guerneville or to their summer homes in Forestville along the river.

Categories: ⇒ Town Square & Park, Forestville History, 2014 Posts

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Want to Be Part of Preserving Forestville's Rich Past?

The Forestville Historical Society encourages you to become a member to help support efforts to archive our town’s history...

Categories: Forestville History, Local Organizations, 2013 Posts

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