Home to Charles Schultz, Jack London, and catstudio(!), and the set of many Alfred Hitchcock films, this original design celebrates Sonoma County.
The design is silk-screened, then framed with a hand embroidered border on a 100% cotton dish towel / hand towel / guest towel / bar towel. Three stripes down both sides and hand dyed rick-rack at the top and bottom add a charming vintage touch. Delightfully presented in a fab organdy re-usable pouch!
*Packaged in organdy pouch
*Machine wash cold and line dry
*Measures 20" x 29"
*Made in India
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* Charles M. Schulz called Sonoma County home for nearly forty years. There is a museum dedicated to his life's work, featuring "Peanuts" (established 2000).
* Nineteenth century horticulturist Luther Burbank, whose career produced hundreds of new varieties of plants, had his home and greenhouses Santa Rosa. The grounds are preserved today as a registered National Historical Landmark.
* Sonoma County has a 400-acre wildlife preserve featuring featuring over 700 animals. This private preserve, Safari West, was established in 1989, is a member of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, and the only place in Northern California where one can go on an African Safari.
* The largest town plaza in California is Sonoma Plaza. It was laid out by General Mariano Vallejo in 1835 and covers 8 acres.
* Petaluma became known as the "World's Egg Basket" following a major boom in chicken farms in the late 1800s. The first chicken incubator was invented in Petaluma in 1879. Even now the city celebrates Butter and Egg Days.
* Petaluma was the backdrop for the film "American Graffiti" for which there is an annual classic car show.
* The first mixed-use, solar powered, zero-waste community in the country is the Sonoma Mountain Village in Rohnert Park. The 200-acre solar-powered community is in the early stages of development although an events center, cafe and bar are already open to the public.
* Author Jack London and his wife called Sonoma Valley home in the early 20th century. The two are buried on their property (now a State Historic Park- open to the public).
* There are more wine growers in Sonoma county than there are in Napa county (1,800+).
* Inspired by music centers such as Tanglewood, The Donald and Maureen Green Music Center in Rohnert Park is a world-class performing arts complex. The Center opened in 2012 with concerts by classical music stars and popular artists. The Green Music Center continues to be a destination for incredible music.
* In 1846 Sonoma was capital of the Independent Republic of California for 25 days.
* Alfred Hitchcock filmed Shadow of a Doubt and The Birds in Sonoma County. The buildings featured in the films can still be seen in Santa Rosa, Bodega, and Bodega Bay.
* Sonoma County is roughly the size of the state of Rhode Island.