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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.

“Back in the day, Forestville was home to some of the first electric hotels, two railroad stations, a newspaper, and one of the first powered saw mills in California,” said Penny Hutton, one of the founders of the Forestville Historical Society (FHS) and author of “Forestville,” a book about the small town’s historical roots.

A rustic chair factory, pumping out rawhide-seated wooden chairs, was another claim to fame of the area and collectors still search high and low for the quality “Faudre Chairs,” that were a fixture of the town around the year 1869.

All this information can be found on the Forestville Historical Society's website at Click on Stories to read "Speer Family in Forestville", "Depression? What's a Depression?" and more.

Some historical info also on this site. Go to: About Forestville.

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