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California changed when gold was discovered
After their marriage in the fall of 1847, Robert and Frances Anne Semple settled down to develop Benicia into a thriving new center of commerce.
Semple was beaten to the punch in naming rights
In 1900, the San Francisco Chronicle commemorated California's 50th anniversary by interviewing prominent pioneer women. Among them was Frances Anne Cooper. She came to the Bay area in 1846 from Howard County, Mo. Her interview appeared on Sept [...]
Benicia was known as the 'Athens of California'
This column continues the story of Frances Anne Cooper Semple and Susan Cooper Wolfskill and life in 1850s Solano County. Their stories appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle on Sept. 9, 1900 in commemoration of California's 50th anniversary.
Slavery of Indians was common in California
In 1846, Frances Anne Cooper, who later married Benicia founder Dr. Robert Semple, left Howard County, Mo., with her family for California. The San Francisco Chronicle published her oral history of these years on September 9, 1900 in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of California statehood.
Treasure other than gold lured immigrants
Many of Solano County's pioneers were lured to California by the Gold Rush and its economic opportunities, before settling down instead to cultivate the rich soils.
Gold Rush lured family to California
Luzena Stanley Wilson and her husband, Mason Wilson, are two names that resonate through Vacaville's early history. The couple arrived in California with their two toddlers in 1849, attracted by the Gold Rush. They experienced the hardships of the rough society of Sacramento and Nevada City before finally settling in the fertile Vaca Valley in 1851.
Exercising women's rights to change
Women did not participate actively in sports and exercise until late into the 19th century.
Pioneer settler wanted land, not gold
Though he was born in Orange County, Va., on May 30, 1808, he grew up in Kentucky. Like many young frontier men, he felt the urge to move further west. The year 1830 found him as a farmer in New London, Miss., where he married Cornelia Catherine Lamme, a great-granddaughter of Daniel Boone, on Jan. 19, 1830.
WWI changed Solano's landscape
The spring of 1918 saw California farmers, including local orchard growers, worried. Many young men had been called to training camps or had left for the battlefields of Europe, and more were being drafted on a daily basis.
Suisun City becomes 1880s commerce center
Information for this article came from the Vacaville Heritage Council, Solano Genealogical Society, Solano Historian and the Suisun City Fire Department. First of two parts Suisun Township was the largest township in Solano County, consisting of about 110,000 acres; 10,000 of those acres were under water. The township was bounded all around by Elmira, Vacaville, Napa County, Green Valley Township, Benicia and the Montezuma Township.
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