As part of the Fairfield's 2003 Centennial Celebration, the City commissioned a documentary video of Fairfield's history. The video highlights significant events and projects that shaped present day Fairfield. Numerous current and past employees, long-time residents, and local Solano County historians were either featured in the video or provided documents and pictures for the project..
Chief Solano Monument Dedication Ceremony on June 3, 1934 in Suisun Valley, 4 miles west of Fairfield, CA. The statue was constructed by artist William Gordon Huff. Several thousand spectators showed up for the ceremonies that included speeches by Joseph Knowland, editor of the Oakland Tribune and commission member; Dr. Vance Clymer, Sachem of Massasoit Tribe, Improved Order of Red Men; Sen [...]
From 1911 to 1913, eight thousand Spanish families immigrated from Spain to the Hawaiian Islands. Promises of land and education were broken, nearly all continued to California, many would find their way to the fields and orchards of the San Joaquin Valley. In 1932 they went on strike. With the help of the IWW they took on the establishment, riots, beatings, lynching and the courts finally stopped them in California's first labor dispute in the fields. [...]
KXTV Channel 10 Special Segment on Solano County hosted by News 10 Anchor Dick Cable in 1987. A look inside the Suisun Bay Mothball Fleet of old battleships. Most of these ships were used in World War II as well as in Vietnam. The ships were called "Victory Ships" and were used mostly for troop and cargo transports. [...]
KXTV Channel 10 Special Segment on Solano County hosted by News 10 Anchor Dick Cable in 1987. A report on how some development in Fairfield is taking away rich farmland. Developers agreed that preserving some open space is essential for farmland and higher property values. Interviewed Guests Included: Walnut Farmer Craig McNamara, Fruit Farmer Vince Valine, Developer Bill Saks..
KXTV Channel 10 Special Segment on Solano County hosted by News 10 Anchor Dick Cable in 1987. Rockville and Suisun Valley were highlighted with the help of Clyde Low and Kitty Curry. The following locations were showcased: Baldwin Stone Barn, Barbour House, Dingley Mill, Ramsey Farmhouse, Rockville Inn, Rockville Corners, Rockville Stone Chappel, Rockville Cemetery, Rock Walls, Stonedene Mansion, and the gravesite of Granville Perry Swift..
Frank Pangburn shares his insight into geneaological research, and his ancestors arrival by wagon train in Solano County in 1846. Recorded on April 23, 2005 at the Pioneer Day Reunion at Rockville Church in Suisun Valley. Introduction by Mary Higham, Director of the Solano County Historical Society..
Lucille Vinsant, co-founder of the Solano County Genealogical Society shares a remarkable story of what it was like being a woman, crossing the plains in the 1800's. Recorded on April 23, 2005 at the Pioneer Day Reunion at Rockville Church in Suisun Valley. Introduction by Mary Higham, Director of the Solano County Historical Society..
"Eye On The Bay" host Brian Hackney interviews local historian Jerry Bowen and Gordene Pienovi at the site of the Santa Eulalia Mission in Suisun Valley. Santa Eulalia is considered to be one of the lost, original California Missions..
"Eye On The Bay" host Brian Hackney interviews local historian Jerry Bowen at the site of the old town of Cement. Cement was a company town that operated near Fairfield, CA from 1902 to 1927, which produced most of the portland cement used for area bridges and buildings..
M. Clyde Low hosts "California Indians and the Mission Experience." Produced at Solano Community College in 1993, this program includes the following information: A Native American symposium held in 1992, The impact of Missions on California Indians, and a tour of the Historic Martin/Suisun park sites
Dr. Richard Zimmerman received CMA’s award which exemplifies the practice and ethics of a rural physician. The Plessner Award is the highest award bestowed by the association during its annual meeting in Sacramento on October 4, 2008..