Author and Peanuts creator Charles Schulz’s home in Sonoma, California has been victim to the devastating brush of wildfires in Northern California.
His son Monte Schulz tells LA Times that his stepmother, Charles’ widow Jean Schulz, luckily made it out of the home before the flames took over and destroyed it. Charles and Jean moved there in the 1970s and Jean has lived there until now. This is also the same place Charles passed away back in 2000.
Although Charles worked in a studio outside of the home, it still possessed memorabilia from his past work and his family that is now gone forever. Fortunately, The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa is the primary location for most of Schulz’s work, and it has not been affected by the wildfires. But this fact alone doesn’t exactly replace the loss felt by his family. “Obviously stuff from my dad and their life together, all gone,” Monte says.
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The wildfire has devastated people living in Napa, Sonoma, Santa Rosa, and other parts of Northern California. Towns are being evacuated, over 2,000 homes have been destroyed, and the death toll continues to rise. California is in a state of emergency.
Charles Schulz is a prominent figure in the Sonoma and Santa Rosa area. The Santa Rosa Airport was named The Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport and its logo is of Snoopy flying his infamous red doghouse. The Schulz family has lived in Sonoma for over thirty years.
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