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The Washoe House - Petaluma, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 38° 18.862 W 122° 44.136
10S E 523114 N 4240727
Quick Description: Historic restaurant and bar in Petaluma, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/14/2014 6:20:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMMWEF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iHam
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Long Description:
"Robert Ayres built the house in 1859, and it became a stop on the stagecoach routes connecting the towns of Petaluma, Santa Rosa, and Bodega during the 19th century.[2]

In 1865, following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Major James Armstrong's Petaluma militia rode up Stony Point Road, intent on wreaking vengeance on Santa Rosa, only to turn back after stopping at this tavern. This incident became known as The Battle of Washoe House.[3]

According to local tradition,[4] Ulysses S. Grant once made a speech from the balcony of Washoe House; historical evidence for this is lacking, however.[5]

A portion of the 1999 movie True Crime was filmed at Washoe House.[6]

At various times, it has served as a hotel, butcher shop, post office, community hall, and stagecoach stop.[7]

It is still operating as a restaurant and bar as of June 2014." (visit link)
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