Cotati (Images of America) by Prudence Draper,Lloyd Draper

By Prudence Draper,Lloyd Draper

town of Cotati, as soon as the Coast Miwok village of Kot'ati, used to be by way of 1850 a 17,000-acre diamond-shaped ranch set within the middle of Sonoma County's golden fields. Dr. Thomas Stokes web page and his heirs ran that ranch until eventually the Nineties, after they laid out a city and a particular hexagonal plaza with streets named after Dr. Page's sons. That wheel-like plaza earned centrally situated Cotati the identify, "Hub of Sonoma County." for a few years Cotati used to be the collection position for thousands of hardworking chook ranchers, who obtained up small farms within the surrounding geographical region, however it used to be remodeled within the Nineteen Seventies right into a hippie haven fed by way of within sight Sonoma kingdom college. previous poultry homes then turned scholar housing and the Plaza hub that was once the atmosphere for standard group fairs grew to become a vibrating level for dancing and demonstrations. Cotati's well-known downtown nightclub, the hotel of the start, used to be the proving floor for plenty of now-famous musicians, together with John Lee Hooker, Huey Lewis, Vince Guaraldi, Roseanne funds, and Kate Wolf.

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