Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo was born when California was
part of Spain’s overseas empire. As a teenager he enlisted in the Mexican
Army, eventually commanded all pueblos and missions north of San Francisco. Owned
the 60,000-acre Petaluma land grant, founded cities of Petaluma, Sonoma,
Vallejo and Benicia. A friend and ally of Indian chief Solano, he helped write California’s
Constitution and represented Sonoma County in the first State Senate.
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