Who knew? Cloverdale=Utopia in 1881!

This sleepy town at the edge of northern Sonoma County was home to a group of followers of the French thinker and utopianist, Etienne Cabet. These “Icarians” set up  their commune just south of what is now Cloverdale in 1881.   There’s a marker indicating where their schoolhouse was. I’ll be…

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View from the porch…

I had kids in my early 20s so most of my playing during that period of my life took place at the homestead: Yep, that’s me (GDub) at the ripe old age of 24. There’s nothing like playing tunes on the porch on a warm summer day. In fact, holding…

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