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Nicholas A Bechtel's Blog – June 2012 Archive (1)

Sebastopol Breakdown

Does anyone know the origin of this song. I really like it and upon playing it for some friends that used to live in the Sonoma Valley, said of the town there named Sebastopol. Some rumers that it got it's name sake from;

" The town was originally called Pinegrove, and how the name change occurred is rumored to have something to do with a bar fight in the late 1850s which was likened to the long British siege of the then-Russian seaport of …

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Added by Nicholas A Bechtel on June 4, 2012 at 5:28pm — 7 Comments

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