California Historical Landmarks in Sonoma County

California Historical Landmark 17
Blue Wing Inn
133 East Spain Street
Sonoma State Historic Park
Sonoma
Built Around 1840

California Historical Landmark #17: Blue Wing Inn
7 June 2004
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Blue Wing Inn

Erected by General M. G. Vallejo about 1840 to accommodate emigrants and other travelers, the Inn was purchased in gold rush days by Cooper and Spriggs, two retired sea-faring men, and operated as hotel and store. It was among first hostelries in Northern California. Notable guests, according to local tradition, included John C. Frémont, U. S. Grant, Governor Pío Pico, Kit Carson, Fighting Joe Hooker, William T. Sherman, Phil Sheridan, and members of the Bear Flag Party.

California Historical Landmark #17: Blue Wing Inn
  California Historical Landmark #17: Blue Wing Inn
  California Historical Landmark #17: Blue Wing Inn
7 June 2004
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The Blue Wing Inn contributes to the Sonoma Plaza Historic District National Register Listing #75000489.

Sonoma State Historic Park contains six historic buildings:

Mission San Francisco Solano
Sonoma Barracks
La Casa Grande
Blue Wing Inn
Toscano Hotel
Vallejo Estate Lachryma Montis

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