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General Vallejo's Home
West of Sonoma, California

In addition to his rancho adobe General Vallejo owned an elegant Victorian home just outside the town of Sonoma. It is beautifully restored inside and out, with many of the original furnishings and personal effects of the Vallejo family. Vallejo named it Lachryma Montis, tears of the mountain, the Latin equivalent of the Indian name for the flowing spring at the base of the hill.

Though badly treated by Captain Fremont during the Bear Flag Revolt, Vallejo was considered the leading citizen of Mexican California and afterwards became a state senator. Anyone of importance who traveled north of San Francisco Bay would likely have been received as a guest here at the General's home.


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General Vallejo's Home in Sonoma

General Vallejo's Home in Sonoma

General Vallejo's elegant home, prefabricated and shipped around Cape Horn.

Vallejo Home at Sonoma State Historic Park, Sonoma, California

Date photographed: November 9, 2011
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Fountain at General Vallejo's Home in Sonoma

Fountain at General Vallejo's Home in Sonoma

A spring-fed fountain at General Vallejo's Lachryma Montis home. The house was named after the spring.

Vallejo Home at Sonoma State Historic Park, Sonoma, California

Date photographed: November 9, 2011
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El Delerio Cottage at General Vallejo's Home

El Delerio Cottage at General Vallejo's Home

El Delerio was the name the Vallejo family gave to their little guest house.

Vallejo Home at Sonoma State Historic Park, Sonoma, California

Date photographed: November 9, 2011
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Lachryma Montis Spring-Fed Pool

Lachryma Montis Spring-Fed Pool

Lachryma Montis - Tears of the Mountain, impounded in a large pond above the main house.

Vallejo Home at Sonoma State Historic Park, Sonoma, California

Date photographed: November 9, 2011
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Upstairs inside General Vallejo's Home

Upstairs inside General Vallejo's Home

Upstairs bedroom at Vallejo's home in Sonoma.

Vallejo Home at Sonoma State Historic Park, Sonoma, California

Date photographed: November 9, 2011
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Downstairs inside General Vallejo's Home

Downstairs inside General Vallejo's Home

The downstairs hallway and elegantly curving staircase in General Vallejo's Home in Sonoma.

Vallejo Home at Sonoma State Historic Park, Sonoma, California

Date photographed: November 9, 2011
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General Vallejo's home study and library

General Vallejo's home study and library

General Vallejos' study and library. All the furniture had to be shipped around Cape Horn.

Vallejo Home at Sonoma State Historic Park, Sonoma, California

Date photographed: November 9, 2011
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