SONOMA WINE COUNTRY
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The town of Sonoma began with the building of Mission San Francisco Solano
in 1823 by Father José Altimira
of the Franciscan Order
. This mission was the farthest north of all 21 California missions.
Soon after it was built, it was secularized by the Mexican government under the orders of Lieutenant, later General, Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo
. He maintained good relationships with the Native Americans of the...