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day, much of our knowledge about the peoples and places of the North Pacific Ocean is based on those Russian reports, artworks and maps. The ex- hibit showcases a scale model of Bering’s ship and the bril- liant, colorful maps made dur- ing that expedition’s 7000-mile trek across Siberia, along with portraits of Native Californians and Alaskans,

artifacts, and

original watercolors of botani- cal and animal species.” An eastward Russian expan- sion took on a new dimension in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. As Europeans ex- panded westward, the Russians expanded eastward. As Eng- lish colonists first settled along the Atlantic seaboard, Russian explorers,

trappers, and set-

tlers pushed into Siberia, and then reached the Pacific Ocean by 1639. By the mid-seven- teenth century self-employed, contract

entrepreneurs sailed

through the Bering Strait, and discovered a sea route from the Arctic to the Pacific. This be- came of great interest to hunt- ers and fur traders. By the early 1800s, Russian entrepreneurs annually exported an average of 62,000 fur pelts from North America, roughly worth about $133,200, which was a large sum of money at the time. In 1836, the Russians sent Moscow-trained agronomist Yegor Leontievich Chernykh to the Sonoma Coast, in order to improve the crops being grown for consumption. Chernykh settled in Green Valley, and established a farm along Purr- ington Creek, today found be- tween the towns of Occidental and Graton. Chernykh erected barracks and five other struc- tures, growing fruits and veg- etables, as well as wheat and other grains. Chernykh also developed a large vineyard, in- troducing the first wine grapes into Sonoma County. Interest- ingly, Yegor Chernykh became ... continued on page 10

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