Monthly Archives: December 2011

Fort Ross Theme – Founding

While Rezanov was building his relationship with the Spaniards at Yerba Buena, his captain, Lt. Khvostov, charted the California Coast north of San Francisco and found it uninhabited by other Europeans. When Rezanov returned to Sitka, he recommended to Alexander … Continue reading

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Fort Ross Theme – Loved & Lost

While Resanov’s trade mission was initially rejected by the Commandant of Yerba Buena (now San Francisco), Resanov was attracted to the Commandant’s 15 year old daughter (different times) Concepcion Arguello. Contemporary journals describe her as vivacious and cheerful with a … Continue reading

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