Guernewood Park, California

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Guernewood Park, California
Guernewood Park, California is located in California
Guernewood Park, California
Guernewood Park, California
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 38°29′49″N 123°00′45″W / 38.49694°N 123.01250°W / 38.49694; -123.01250
Country United States
State California
County Sonoma
Elevation[1] 59 ft (18 m)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 95446
Area code(s) 707
FIPS code 06-31484
GNIS feature ID 1656055

Guernewood Park /ˈɡɜːrnwʊd ˈpɑːrk/ is an unincorporated community in western Sonoma County, California, on the Russian River, 17 mi (27 km) west of Santa Rosa, and 1 mi (1.6 km) west of Guerneville, just off State Route 116. Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve and Austin Creek State Recreation Area are to the north.

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In 1867, George E. Guerne, a young Swiss immigrant arrived in Stumptown. He purchased land and established a subdivision which became Guernewood Park. He constructed and operated a saw mill in Stumptown (later renamed Guerneville).

After the introduction of the railroad into the Russian River valley in the late 1800s, thousands of San Franciscans flocked to the region each summer. Soon, many of the famous big bands started to provide dance music at packed outdoor venues along the river even into the 1950s. Woody Herman, Tommy Dorsey and other famous names were frequent performers during the Big Band era. Hollywood stars were also frequent visitors.

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Coordinates: 38°29′49″N 123°00′45″W / 38.49694°N 123.01250°W / 38.49694; -123.01250