Fort Ross, Juan Bautista Alvarado, Monterey, California, Russia

Home Of Juan Bautista Alvarado

Juan Bautista Alvarado was the governor of California while it was under Mexican government control. Juan Bautista Alvarado established home in Monterey, near the custom house, where the first government building has been established. However, under Juan Bautista Alvarado’s regime, the Russians built Fort Ross north of San Francisco. The creation of a Russian fort in California was viewed as a weakness in the Mexican government.