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Bear Flag Rebellion

Bear Flag Rebellion

With Gen. Vallejo (Carlo Ligotti) and an assortment of bear flaggers in the background, Austin "Audie" Petersen sings a song he wrote called "Oh! Sonoma" to the tune of "Oh! Suzanna". At Sonoma barracks on Saturday, June 14, a group of locals gathered together to commemorate the raising of the Bear Flag on June 14, 1846, by re-enacting the rebellion that established the short-lived "California Republic". (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Bear Flag Rebellion

Gen. Anthony Jackson, director of California State Parks, lights the cannon at the Sonoma barracks on Saturday, June 14, 2014. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Bear Flag Rebellion

Gen. Vallejo (Carlo Ligotti) gets roughed up by bear flaggers the re-enactment of the rebellion that established the short-lived "California Republic". (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Bear Flag Rebellion

Spectators covered their ears in anticipation of the loud cannon fire at Sonoma Barracks on Saturday, 14 June, 2014. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Bear Flag Rebellion

At Sonoma barracks on Saturday, June 14, a group of locals gathered together to commemorate the raising of the Bear Flag on June 14, 1846, by re-enacting the rebellion that established the short-lived "California Republic". (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Bear Flag Rebellion

At Sonoma barracks on Saturday, June 14, a group of locals gathered together to commemorate the raising of the Bear Flag on June 14, 1846, by re-enacting the rebellion that established the short-lived "California Republic". (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Bear Flag Rebellion

At Sonoma barracks on Saturday, June 14, a group of locals gathered together to commemorate the raising of the Bear Flag on June 14, 1846, by re-enacting the rebellion that established the short-lived "California Republic". (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Bear Flag Rebellion

At Sonoma barracks on Saturday, June 14, a group of locals gathered together to commemorate the raising of the Bear Flag on June 14, 1846, by re-enacting the rebellion that established the short-lived "California Republic". (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Bear Flag Rebellion

At Sonoma barracks on Saturday, June 14, a group of locals gathered together to commemorate the raising of the Bear Flag on June 14, 1846, by re-enacting the rebellion that established the short-lived "California Republic". (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Bear Flag Rebellion

At Sonoma barracks on Saturday, June 14, a group of locals gathered together to commemorate the raising of the Bear Flag on June 14, 1846, by re-enacting the rebellion that established the short-lived "California Republic". (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Bear Flag Rebellion

At Sonoma barracks on Saturday, June 14, a group of locals gathered together to commemorate the raising of the Bear Flag on June 14, 1846, by re-enacting the rebellion that established the short-lived "California Republic". (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Bear Flag Rebellion

At Sonoma barracks on Saturday, June 14, a group of locals gathered together to commemorate the raising of the Bear Flag on June 14, 1846, by re-enacting the rebellion that established the short-lived "California Republic". (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Bear Flag Rebellion

At Sonoma barracks on Saturday, June 14, a group of locals gathered together to commemorate the raising of the Bear Flag on June 14, 1846, by re-enacting the rebellion that established the short-lived "California Republic". (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Bear Flag Rebellion

At Sonoma barracks on Saturday, June 14, a group of locals gathered together to commemorate the raising of the Bear Flag on June 14, 1846, by re-enacting the rebellion that established the short-lived "California Republic". (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Bear Flag Rebellion

At Sonoma barracks on Saturday, June 14, a group of locals gathered together to commemorate the raising of the Bear Flag on June 14, 1846, by re-enacting the rebellion that established the short-lived "California Republic". (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Bear Flag Rebellion

At Sonoma barracks on Saturday, June 14, a group of locals gathered together to commemorate the raising of the Bear Flag on June 14, 1846, by re-enacting the rebellion that established the short-lived "California Republic". (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Bear Flag Rebellion

Marie Denning in period costume at Sonoma barracks on Saturday, June 14, 2014. A group of locals gathered together to commemorate the raising of the Bear Flag on June 14, 1846, by re-enacting the rebellion that established the short-lived "California Republic". (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Bear Flag Rebellion

At Sonoma barracks on Saturday, June 14, a group of locals gathered together to commemorate the raising of the Bear Flag on June 14, 1846, by re-enacting the rebellion that established the short-lived "California Republic". (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Bear Flag Rebellion

As part of the ceremonies commemorating the rebellion of 1846, the old Bear Flag is retired and a new one is raised by a Color Guard of Sea Scouts from the S.S. Chase. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Bear Flag Rebellion

Speeches and songs started the day's commemoration of the Bear Flag rebellion. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Bear Flag Rebellion

At Sonoma barracks on Saturday, June 14, a group of locals gathered together to commemorate the raising of the Bear Flag on June 14, 1846, by re-enacting the rebellion that established the short-lived "California Republic". (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Bear Flag Rebellion

Speeches and songs started the day's commemoration of the Bear Flag rebellion. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Bear Flag Rebellion

At Sonoma barracks on Saturday, June 14, a group of locals gathered together to commemorate the raising of the Bear Flag on June 14, 1846, by re-enacting the rebellion that established the short-lived "California Republic". (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Bear Flag Rebellion

At Sonoma barracks on Saturday, June 14, a group of locals gathered together to commemorate the raising of the Bear Flag on June 14, 1846, by re-enacting the rebellion that established the short-lived "California Republic". (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Bear Flag Rebellion

The lines were long for the chicken barbecue provided by the Native Sons of the Golden West. Joe Carbonaro and Rob Van Kirk ensure the poultry is cooked to perfection. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Bear Flag Rebellion

Wayne Petersen, of the Native Sons of the Golden West, helps dish out barbecued chicken. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Bear Flag Rebellion

Popo the Clown made sure every spin was a winner. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Bear Flag Rebellion

There was barbecued chicken, plenty of beer and even some art for sale on the Plaza on Saturday, June 14, 2014. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Bear Flag Rebellion

At Sonoma barracks on Saturday, June 14, a group of locals gathered together, George Webber foremost amongst them, to commemorate the raising of the Bear Flag on June 14, 1846, by re-enacting the rebellion that established the short-lived "California Republic". (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)