1799- The Russian American Company (RAC) receives their first charter with the Russian Goverment. RAC gets monopoly on hunting and trading rights in all of Alaska. Alexander Baranov appointed as governor of Alaska.
1812- Ross Settlement established by Ivan Kuskov with the labor of 25 Russians and 80 Alaskans. Construction of the fort began in April and Kuskov becomes manager.
1816- Work begins on the ship to be built at Ross. This will also be noted in history as the first ship built in California.
1817- The official treaty was signed between the Kashaya Pomo and the RAC to let the Russians use the land.
1821- Kuskov retires as manager. Karl J. Schmidt replaces him.
1826- Paul I. Shelikhov replaces Paul Schmidt as manager at Fort Ross.
1826- Peter S. Kostromitinov replaces Paul Shelikhov as manager.
1836- Alexander G. Rotchev replaces Kostromitinov as manager of Ross
1840- The Russians want to sell Fort Ross because of gophers. John Sutter agrees to buy the fort on credit.
1841- John Sutter buys the fort for $30,000. The Russians leave in December 1841.