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Traverso and Arrigoni families start as clerks in his store. Hotchkiss, a majorsupporter of the building of the Golden Gate Bridge, is father of tennis star Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman.Windsor-Pressure on Chinese eases; Tom Wing becomes unofficial "mayor" and community spokesman until hisdeath in 1918; family also operates popular restaurant; daughter Song Wong Bourbeau (1909-96) plays active rolein community.Railexpansion opens up Russian River area to Bay Area tourism.With influx of Italian workers, stones from Annadel and other quarries are used in street paving andconstruction projects, including St.
South county becomes major Yiddish cultural center.
Petaluman Brainerd Jones becomes a leading county architect for more than 40 years, blending styles oflate 19th and early 20th century.
He builds Carnegie libraries and prestige homes in Petaluma and Santa Rosa. Sebastopol train depotbuilt, now home of West County Museum."Battle of Sebastopol Avenue" in Santa Rosa pits steam train supporters against backers of new electrictrain.
Spanish flu epidimic hits, leaves 175 dead by early 1919; 160 children ill at Lytton home north of Healdsburg (Oct., 1918); residents urged to wear masks; schools and theaters closed; heavy death toll at Sonoma State Hosp.
Bootleggers, rumrunners become part of the scene as Prohibition era arrives across U. Speakeasies abound, with much smuggling activity allegedly going through the coastal town of Tomales.