Portrait of Pleasure (Sonoma County)

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KRON-TV special report from 1963, narrated by Art Brown, featuring the history, natural beauty, tourist attractions and people of Sonoma County, California. Includes views of: Geyser Canyon; the Petrified Forest; Fort Ross Historic Park; Asti Winery; Bodega; Luther Burbank Gardens; Wolf House; Jack London State Historic Park; Cloverdale; Russian River Valley; a coastal lumber mill; Sebastopol; harvesting; Petaluma; an egg processing plant; dairy farming; Santa Rosa; Sonoma County Fair; Petaluma Junior Riders; bull dogging and the Russian River. This film was written by Roy Meredith and directed by Dick Behrendt. It opens with an introduction by the General Manager of KRON-TV: Harold P. See.

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special report
16mm, color optical sound film
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Thank you so much for posting this. I live in New Mexico now but was born and raised in Oakland, and I have fond memories of visiting Sonoma County as a child in the '60s and '70s -- particularly the Sonoma County Fair and the old Italian Swiss Colony winery in Asti.

Kind of reminds me of when I lived in Sonoma County in 1974. It wasn't very different from 1964. They started developing a little after I moved there to go to Sonoma State. The county has grown so much since then. I kind of miss the more innocent (and less congested, polluted) time.

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