Fort Ross State Historic Park


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Fort Ross State Historic Park


Location:12 miles north of Jenner on Highway 1.
Facilities:Primitive campsites, picnic area, hiking trails, visitor center, exhibits (é), restrooms (é).
Activities:Camping, fishing, hiking, scuba diving, guided tours.
Special Features:Fort Ross was in operation from 1812 to 1841 as a trading outpost for the Russian-American Company. It was the southernmost settlement in the Russian colonization of the North American continent, established as an agricultural base to supply Alaska. Fort Ross was the site of California's first windmills and shipbuilding, and Russian scientists were among the first to record California's cultural and natural history. Today, one original building and five reconstructed structures exist within the stockade walls.
Address:c/o North Bay District Office
PO Box 123
Duncan Mills, CA 95430

Phone:707-847-3286
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=449
Size: 3,393 acres.

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A marker of the terrain here in one of the state's newest AVAs (approved in 2012) is the San Andreas Fault, which crosses the land 2 miles away at Fort Ross State Historic Park (fortross.
4) The current project attempts to integrate the results of the research and present this information to the broader public through the creation of a walkable interpretive trail within Fort Ross State Historic Park.
Today, the Fort Ross State Historic Park features the remains of a Russian American Company (RAC) settlement.
The students also enjoyed a certain degree of autonomy and responsibility as they completed their contributions to the existing public interpretive program at the Fort Ross State Historic Park.
For over ten years research at Fort Ross State Historic Park in California has addressed and incorporated the insights and concerns of Native Californian, Native Alaskan, Russian Orthodox, and other communities connected to the area in collaborative and sensitive research designs.
With the provenience in situ method, however, artifacts will be returned to Fort Ross State Historic Park and their respective excavation units based on prior provenience.
The culmination of the work conducted by the 2004 field school, and of all of the archaeological work conducted in and around the Fort Ross State Historic Park over the last fifteen years, is the Kashaya Pomo Interpretive Trail.
3--color) At Fort Ross State Historic Park, visitors can see one of the few Russian outposts established in the state.
2) On Fort Ross, Robin Joy, Heidi Horvitz, and Park Rangers, Fort Ross State Historic Park Russian Colony ([cited March and April 2003]); available from http://www.
8) Clifford, 304-310, 323-324; Joy, Horvitz, and Rangers, Fort Ross State Historic Park Russian Colony; Thompson, The Russian Settlement in California Known as Fort Ross; Founded 1812, Abandoned 1841.
18) On Call and the tree, see Joy, Horvitz, and Rangers, Fort Ross State Historic Park Russian Colony.
Fort Ross State Historic Park, 13 miles north of Jenner; (707) 865-2391.

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