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Photo postcard--black and white: Postcard view of Graton in 1909 taken looking northwest from the Bowers Ranch near Oak Grove School- taken from the Gustafson's tank on the hill. On verso, message on postcart sent to Donna Gamsby Janes from her sister Jessie Gamsby Robertson, wife of John Robertson, first postmaster of Graton. On front of card "Gamsby" refers to her son John Gambsy Robertson. Note the little cross marks on the photo to show her house at the corner of Edison anbd Donald Streets, the "auto house" (garage) behind it, and the store John Robertson built downtown. Many of the houses in this photo are still standing, including the first house built in Graton. That house, at the northeast corner of Brush and Donald Streets, was actually moved there from Bennett Valley in Santa Rosa. Santa Rose was split into north and south sides by Santa Rosa Creek. The north side had more money and people, and it was decided to locate the courthouse there. Soon families and merchants from the south side relocated to the north, abandoning many buildings. Alfred Neep sawed one of the abandoned homes in half and hauled it with horses to Graton, where he put it back together again.