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Fort Ross is a former Russian fur trade outpost in what is now Sonoma County, California (United States). It was established by the Russian-American Company in 1812 and sold to John Sutter in 1841, owing to the depletion of the local population of fur-bearing marine mammals, as well as the decreased strategic importance of a supply base for Russia's Alaskan colonies following the Convention of February 28, 1825 with the British. It was the southernmost outpost of a Russian presence in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. The fort with the surrounding settlement was home to Russians, Aleut hunters in their employment, and native Kashia Pomo. This unique site has recently been the subject of intensive archaeological investigation. It is designated a National Historic Landmark. The fur trade was a huge part in the early economic development of North America. ... Location in the state of California Formed 1850 Seat Santa Rosa Area  - Total  - Water 4,580 km² (1,768 mi²) 498 km² (192 mi²) 10. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Senators Dianne Feinstein (D) Barbara Boxer (D) Official language(s) English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... The Russian-American Company was a semi-official colonial trading company started by Grigory Shelikhov and Nikolai Rezanov and chartered by tsar Paul I in 1799. ... 1812 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... John Sutter Johann Augustus Sutter (February 15, 1803–June 18, 1880) was a Californian famous for his association with the California Gold Rush (in that gold was discovered by James W. Marshall in Sutters Mill) and for establishing Sutters Fort in an area that would later become the... take you to calendar). ... A marine mammal is a mammal that is primarily ocean-dwelling or depends on the ocean for its food. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1825 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Darker red states are always part of the Pacific Northwest. ... State nickname: The Last Frontier, The Land of the Midnight Sun Other U.S. States Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Governor Frank Murkowski (R) Senators Ted Stevens (R) Lisa Murkowski (R) Official language(s) English Area 663,267 mi² / 1,717,854 km² (1st)  - Land 571,951 mi² / 1,481... The Aleuts (self-denomination: Unangax) are the indigenous people of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, U.S.A.. // Location For specific tribal village names, see List of Native Alaskan Tribal Entities. ... Pomo is the name used to designate certain of the native people of what is now Northern California. ... Importance and applicability Most of human history is not described by any written records. ... USS Constitution. ...

The only original structure remaining on the site is Rotchev House, the historical manager's residence. The Fort Ross Chapel was knocked down in the earthquake of 1906 but much of the original structural woodwork remained and it was rebuilt in 1916. This reconstruction was destroyed by fire in October of 1970, while a few months later the roof of Rotchev House was damaged by arson. The current chapel was built during the intensive restoration activity that followed. San Francisco City Hall, April 20, 1906. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...

The Russian cemetery on an adjacent ridge has been cleared and the gravesites identified through non-destructive archaeological techniques, primarily soil resistivity.

See also

  • Fort Ross State Historic Park

Besides the Fort itself, Fort Ross also refers to the small rural community that exists between the towns of Cazadero, Jenner, and Gualala. It is characterized by a strong sense of local community, and it's center is undoubtably the tiny Ft. Ross Elementary School. The tremendous natural beauty of this area, and it's colorful inhabitants make it a source of local legend.

External links

  • Fort Ross Official Website
  • History of Fort Ross.

The FRP(Fort Ross Posse) is a informal group of local youths who are renowned for their video game, paintballing, and pot-growing antics. Memberships has changed over the years. FRP can mean more than one thing: Functional reactive programming Fibre reinforced plastic Fantasy role-playing Fremskrittspartiet (Progress Party) (Norway) Fremskridtspartiet (Progress Party) (Denmark) Fort Ross Posse This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise...

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