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ILLUMINATION

Insanity of War

Russia Wants a California State Park as Reparations

After 161 years Sonoma’s Fort Ross becomes the vanguard again

Chapel with two steeples built with local lumber stands against wooded hills at Fort Ross State Park.
Reconstructed chapel at Fort Ross State Park. Phto by the author.

Wait, what? The Russians want the fort back? It’s been 161 years since the Russians sold Fort Ross to John Sutter. 7 years later Sutter would be distracted by the California Gold Rush and nothing really much went on at the…

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