Springs circa 1915

Posted on May 15, 2012 by Sonoma Valley Sun

On what is now the intersection of Hwy 12 and Boyes Blvd., this scene from the resort heyday shows the Boyes Hot Springs train station, with the Spring’s Hotel to the left and the forerunner of the Sonoma Mission Inn in the background. “Trains, Tourism and Sonoma County” is the topic of The Sonoma Valley History Society’s general meeting on Friday, May 18, with Dr. Charles Siebenthal, president of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society.

The topic will encompass the resorts, cabins, and beautiful natural resources which attracted San Franciscans to the Valley starting in the mid-1870’s. 2 p.m. Free. Depot Park Museum. 938-1762.

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