From the Sonoma County Farm Bureau’s
Farm News, circa late 70s:
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Comments about his predecessor:
"This memoir of coastal pioneer Donald R. Richardson provides a nuanced perspective to the phrase 'the good old days.' Life was tough in Richardson's rugged and remote corner of Sonoma County, but so too were the folks who worked this beautiful yet challenging terrain.
The personal stories of this rancher, logger, county supervisor, early conservationist, and Farm Bureau leader offer a unique and fascinating historical snapshot of life in our rural region during the first half of the 20th Century.”
Excerpt from: Tractors, Trains & Shipwrecks
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Vintage ranching tales
Makes an ideal
The Azevedos are another of Sonoma County's founding families of ranchers whose ancestors also arrived in the latter part of the 19th century.