In this travel radio program recorded in 2003, listeners journey to the historical national landmark of Fort Ross State Park in California. Formerly a Russian fur trading outpost in the early 19th century and part of the Russian colonization of North America, the fort provides compelling historical insight into both Russian and American history. Featuring an introduction by J. D. Streeter, this audiobook follows journalist Patricia L. Lawrence as she tours around the park, learning about this fascinating period in California's past from park ranger William Walton.
Fort Ross State Park California. Fort Ross, was a Russian Fur Trading Outpost between 1812 and 1841, never a military fort. Original builds and replicas tell of a short lived Russian history in California. Fort Ross is one of the oldest parks in the California State Park System.