Fort Ross: 200 Years

I was fortunate to be hired by the Fort Ross Conservancy to photograph the Fort Ross Bicentennial Commemoration on July 28-29th. Established in 1812 eighty miles north of San Francisco, Russian explorers established Colony Ross to establish trade relations with the Spanish, produce food for Russian colonists in Alaska and expand the sea otter fur trade.

The event was a huge success, with an estimated 3,000 people visiting on Saturday alone. Here are a few pictures from this event: