From the Classroom

General Vallejo

"The following is a student created blog regarding the history of the Petaluma Watershed. This blog is part of a series from students at Casa Grande participating in the Watershed Classroom with educators Paula Biancalana and Jolene Thinnes."

Mariano G Vallejo also known as General Vallejo was born in July 4th, 1807 in Monterey California. He was a commander, politician, and rancher. He was sent to San Francisco by the Mexican government to colonize and make a pueblo  in Sonoma. After he created his first ranch in Petaluma California. It is now called the Old Adobe Ranch.  The ranch is 66,000 acres and there were about 600-2,000 people working there. The creek that flows through the ranch is called Adobe creek.  He placed his ranch in the perfect place up in the hills because it was placed where fresh water can flow through but if the river overflows it doesn’t flood onto the ranch. As of today the ranch is now a historic park.

By Karla Reyes