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  • A city of western California north-northwest of San Francisco. Luther Burbank lived here, and his experimental gardens are preserved as a memorial. Population: 154,000.

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  • proper n. A place name of many cities


From Spanish, meaning Saint Rose (Wiktionary)


  • When the case became evidently desperate, the family sent for a monk, named Fra Giacomo, who had promised Cavour during the cholera epidemic of 1854 that the refusal of the sacraments to Santa Rosa should not be repeated in his own extremity.


  • -- A judge cleared Deputy John Welch, a six-year veteran of the Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office, in the shooting death of Hubert Sheed.

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  • His last crossing had been from the mountains of the Russian River, across wide-farmed Santa Rosa Valley, to Sonoma Mountain.


  • Before he caught the "Klondike fever" Tarwater had served many years as a mail carrier in the Santa Rosa area and, as the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported in its news of his death, "Few men were better known, and at every fireside in Sonoma county he was a welcome guest."

    “It was the Golden Fleece ready for the shearing.”

  • Of these, the two missions of Santa Rosa del Itenes and San

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • “Dwarfism and Variability in the Santa Rosa Island Mammoth Mammuthus exilis: An Interspecific Comparison of Limb-bone Sizes and Shapes in Elephants.”

    The Song of The Dodo

  • On August 21, 1913, on the eve of occupying the place, and with but three hundred dollars cash in the bank, London negotiated with a Santa Rosa bank for a five-thousand-dollar final mortgage on the Beauty Ranch to complete Wolf House.

    Wolf House Burning: Page III

  • Father Padro de Santa Rosa Maria Beltran, a native of Yucatan and instructor in the Maya language in the Franciscan convent of Mérida

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman


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