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Very early photo; compare trees to ones from 1912. Pavilion hasn't been built.
Very early photo; compare trees to ones from 1912. Pavilion hasn't been built.
The hill across from Patterson Point. The old highway can be seen hugging the cliff.
The hill across from Patterson Point. The old highway can be seen hugging the cliff.
"View from Russian River Heights 1912" Train tracks (Moscow Road) are visible, and large building across the river is the Monte Cristo Pavillion.
"View from Russian River Heights 1912" Train tracks (Moscow Road) are visible, and large building across the river is the Monte Cristo Pavillion.
"Mesa Grande June 26, 1907. This is the way it looked last winter. Winfield Rue.  P.S. Why don't you write to me."
"Mesa Grande June 26, 1907. This is the way it looked last winter. Winfield Rue. P.S. Why don't you write to me."
Same view, without snow.  This is looking north at the bend in Russian River Avenue, adjacent to Patterson Point.
Same view, without snow. This is looking north at the bend in Russian River Avenue, adjacent to Patterson Point.
"July 1910 after river got  high"
"July 1910 after river got high"
A postcard of the same view of the hill.
A postcard of the same view of the hill.
The dual gauge (3 rails) Mesa Grande train station on what is now Moscow Road connected to Cazadero and ??.
The dual gauge (3 rails) Mesa Grande train station on what is now Moscow Road connected to Cazadero and ??.
Leppo Cottage, across the Russian River from Mesa Grande.
Leppo Cottage, across the Russian River from Mesa Grande.
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GroceriesBoy.jpg
Beach downstream from Patterson Point.  The Turret House is visible along with 5 changing booths and windbreak on the beach. Pre-1911.
Beach downstream from Patterson Point. The Turret House is visible along with 5 changing booths and windbreak on the beach. Pre-1911.
Wider view, showing the same beach and the bridge to the Monte Cristo Pavilion.
Wider view, showing the same beach and the bridge to the Monte Cristo Pavilion.
Another view of the beach, long since overgrown.  The Turret House is visible.
Another view of the beach, long since overgrown. The Turret House is visible.
Date unknown, but before 1911.
Date unknown, but before 1911.
View from Mesa Grande to Monte Cristo Pavilion. The bridge is missing.
View from Mesa Grande to Monte Cristo Pavilion. The bridge is missing.
Patterson Point before vegetation. The large building in the middle ??
Patterson Point before vegetation. The large building in the middle ??
"Birds Eye View - Mesa Grande Cal"
"Birds Eye View - Mesa Grande Cal"
"Mesa Grande Grndville Cal."
"Mesa Grande Grndville Cal."
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VG_FromSherman.jpg
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VG_ShermanPhoto.jpg
Monte Cristo was directly across the river from Villa Grande. 1916
Monte Cristo was directly across the river from Villa Grande. 1916
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VG_FromSherman.jpg
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MesaGrande_Looking.jpg

Mesa Grande Photos

Before it was renamed, the town was called Mesa Grande.