Santa Rosa, a Journey Through Time

Santa Rosa, a Journey Through Time

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Santa Rosa, A Journey Through Time is an effort to continue to tell the story of Santa Rosa’s rich and colorful past. It is important that the story of Santa Rosa’s past be documented and preserved for future generations. A Journey Through Time makes use of many old photographs to provide a glimpse into what life was like in Santa Rosa from the time of its founding. There were actually two Santa Rosas that once existed, the small village founded by Celso Baca, old town, and the boom town that resulted when the Rock Island railroad came into the area in 1901, new town. Celso Baca’s village at one time was also known as Eden. The old and new towns together form what is now the town of Santa Rosa. Much of A Journey Through Time is devoted to the area lakes that have given Santa Rosa the title of “City of Natural Lakes.” Blue Hole, Twin Lakes, Park Lake, and Hidden Lake and the role they have played in Santa Rosa each have their own individual sections. The man-made Tres Lagunas are also included. Power Dam and the role it played in bringing electricity to Santa Rosa also is part of A Journey Through Time. Other vignettes include the building of the Pecos river bridge in 1936, the destructive flood of 1937; Santa Rosa’s once booming asphalt mines, and the Bunion Derby of 1928. The Bunion Derby and the asphalt mines have an important connection that is revealed. A pictorial section of historic Santa Rosa residences, illustrated with vintage photographs, helps provide a glance of life during Santa Rosa’s early days. Many of the residences are now over a hundred years more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 12.7mm
  • Createspace Independent Pub
  • English
  • 1508694559
  • 9781508694557