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Fort Ross - Outside the Stockade
Fort Ross State Historic Park, Sonoma County, California

In the early nineteenth century Russian colonists from Alaska established settlements along the Sonoma coast. Fort Ross was a fortified site, as well as a base for sea otter hunting. Other nearby locations produced food, specifically for the Russian base in Sitka.

Along with the Spanish missions Fort Ross is the premier historic site in California. The original state holding of just the stockade area, purchased in 1903, has been expanded north and south along the coast, and far up the slopes inland.


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Timber Cove from the south

Timber Cove from the south

South edge of Timber Cove

Fort Ross State Historic Park, California

Date photographed: October 15, 2012
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Windmill under construction at Fort Ross

Windmill under construction at Fort Ross

Windmill under construction at Fort Ross

Fort Ross State Historic Park, California

Date photographed: October 15, 2012
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Above Fort Ross Cove

Above Fort Ross Cove

Above Fort Ross Cove

Fort Ross State Historic Park, California

Date photographed: October 15, 2012
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The Call Ranch House at Fort Ross

The Call Ranch House at Fort Ross

The Call Ranch House at Fort Ross

Fort Ross State Historic Park, California

Date photographed: October 15, 2012
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Above Sandy Cove at Fort Ross

Above Sandy Cove at Fort Ross

Above Sandy Cove at Fort Ross

Fort Ross State Historic Park, California

Date photographed: October 15, 2012
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Ilya Voznesenskii’s room in Kuskov House at Fort Ross

Ilya Voznesenskii’s room in Kuskov House at Fort Ross

Ilya Voznesenskii’s room in Kuskov House at Fort Ross

Fort Ross State Historic Park, California

Date photographed: October 15, 2012
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Fort Ross Southeast Blockhouse above Sandy Cove

Fort Ross Southeast Blockhouse above Sandy Cove

Fort Ross Southeast Blockhouse above Sandy Cove

Fort Ross State Historic Park, California

Date photographed: October 15, 2012
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At the southwest corner of the Fort Ross palisade

At the southwest corner of the Fort Ross palisade

At the southwest corner of the Fort Ross palisade

Fort Ross State Historic Park, California

Date photographed: May 12, 2003
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