Blue Wing Inn

California State Historic Landmark 17

Plaque exists. Site exists. Landmark location.

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#017 Blue Wing Inn
Erected by General Mariano G. Vallejo about 1840 for the accommodation of emigrants and other travelers. Purchased in gold rush days by Cooper and Spriggs, two retired sea-faring men and operated as hotel and store. Among first hostelries in Northern California.
Notable guests, according to local tradition, included John C. Fremont, U.S. Grant, Governor Pio Pico, Kit Carson, "Fighting" Joe Hooker, William T. Sherman, Phil Sheridan, and members of Bear Flag party. Classed among the notorious visitors were bandit Murietta and Three Fingered Jack.

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Sonoma SHP, 133 E Spain St, Sonoma.

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