A Link to the Past with an Eye to the Future” You have to go back to 1980 or 1981 to have seen the Native Sons of the Golden West in the Tournament of Roses Parade. On October 20th an opportunity was presented to the NSGW Board for the Native Sons to join forces with the Gold Rush Fire Brigade from Pilot Hill in El Dorado County for entry to this event. The Fire Brigade had applied early and was accepted in September. By the way the Gold Rush Fire Brigade has 3 members who are members of the Native Sons.
Sonoma 111 was an important part of the return to the Tournament of Roses parade, not only did we raise substantial amount of money for the trip, but our Sonoma member Ron Brocco was to be on the fire trucks. In the future Sonoma 111 will continue to help with Native Sons continual presence in the biggest parade in California.