Rohnert Park California History
The book, which was commissioned by Arcadia Publishing as part of a series of books on the city's milestones from 1962, was written by Richard Danisi, professor of history at the University of California, San Francisco. Over the last eight years, Danisi has gradually amassed a collection of over 1,000 photographs from the past and present of Rohnert Park.
In 1839 Castaneda built a house in the Santa Rosa Valley and in 1844 he received payment for the land consisting of Rancho Cotate. Danisi, who had been living in C-section, was moving to Rohnert Park with his wife and two children when he arrived.
In 1930, a large part of this huge ranch area was converted into Waldo Rohnert Seed Co., and in 1962, it was finally incorporated into ROHNert Park. In the 1930s, it was incorporated with an estimated 2,775 people and a population of about 1,500 people and covered 1,325 hectares. The 17,238.6-acre grant included Rancho Cotate Ranch, a ranch on the west side of the Santa Rosa Valley, as well as several other parcels.
Before the Kiowa and Comanche Indian tribes shared land in the southern plains, the American Indians from the northwest and southeast were restricted to their Indian territory in what is now Oklahoma. Before white men entered this area, it was populated by Sioux, Cherokee and Iroquois.
The first name of the later Rohnert Park was Kota, also the name for the chief. The name "Coast Miwok" and its meaning of "coast" derives from the Coast Miwok Indians who have populated the valley for generations. Most of the land in what is now the San Francisco Bay Area belongs to the Mi-woks, who inhabited the western half of California and parts of Oregon, Washington and New Mexico.
After the US highway Route 101 was recently completed as a Cotati bypass, Rohnert Park began to be designed and built as a planned city in the early 20th century. The commune ROHNERT Park was officially founded on July 1st, 1906, with the incorporation of the town of Kota as the first inhabitant.
Faced with the large number of newcomers moving west, the federal government introduced a policy that limited the indigenous population to a limited piece of land in the group's territory, which was earmarked exclusively for Indian purposes to allow more land to be made available to non-Indian settlers. America's expansion would not end there, and Gadsden's purchase led to the creation of the San Francisco Bay Area, California's first major urban center.
Rohnert Park found violent crime was higher than the national average, but lower than other Bay Area cities. This made it one of the most violent communities in America, and one in which those most likely to be victims of property crimes were more than twice as likely to be killed compared to other communities of American population size.
The probability of being the victim of a violent or property crime in Rohnert Park was 1 in 41, the report said, and the probability of being killed was 1 in 53. The probability of being a victim of crime outside ROHNERT Park was 1.41, the national average.
When NeighborhoodScout compared Rohnert Park with communities of a similar population size, the overall crime rate for violent and property crimes was slightly higher than average, but higher than other communities with a similar population. Compared to California, ROHNERT Park had the advantage of being a community with very high crime rates. Although it is the second and third largest community in California, the crime rate in Rohrert Park was well above the national average. When compared to communities in America of all sizes, when Neighborhood Scout compared them to similar communities and sizes, it still stood high for most of them, Neighborhood Scout said.
Rohnert Park has 22,583 registered voters and is governed by a five-member city council that serves staggered four-year terms. The majority of the voters residing in ROHNERT Park are eligible to vote for the City Council in their respective districts.
The McCoy Creek Path starts at Carl E. Hall Park, which houses a playground next to the library and community center. The Rohnert Park City Hall and Sonoma County Courthouse, as well as the city's public library, are central to a city that also houses Sonomoma State University.
Named after the Ohlone Indians who once lived in the area, the path is a commuter corridor that provides easy access to the town of Rohnert Park and the nearby Sonoma County Courthouse. If you travel off the beaten track, you'll find some of the most distinguished destinations that focus on the history and culture of this city and surrounding Sonomas County. The most visible attractions include City Hall, Sonomoma State University and the Public Library, but there are also a number of other historic buildings and sites, including an old train station and a historic church.