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Lonely historic site awaits much-needed help
It lies on a windswept knoll above the confluence of the San Joaquin River and the Sacramento River. Slowly but surely, giant windmills move stealthily ever closer to the deteriorating wood shell covered adobe. Mold on one of the interior walls appears as a small sinister-looking waterfall from a leak in the roof.
Historic adobe slowly deteriorates
Surrounded by a protective wooden shell with a leaky roof, Solano County's second oldest adobe building, located about a mile and a quarter east of Collinsville, is slowly crumbling back into its original elements.
1905: Fairfield gets a much-needed fire department
On the Monday evening of Dec. 5, 1899, a cottage occupied by Edward Baker and his family was totally destroyed by fire. Mrs. Baker, while attending to household duties, dropped a lighted coal oil lamp [...]
Historical Sites Marked
Our readers, like all Solano and Napa County residents, are inveterate motorists. One can meet drivers of local automobiles on any given day in almost any spot in California. Along with the highway safety signs, directional signs, etc., one does not travel far without seeing this one: "Historical Marker, 500 Feet."
Santa Eulalia find historically significant
In my last column I diverted a little from the story when the sink was identified as a sacrarium and helped identify the stone portion of the "Canevascini Winery" as possibly the original Santa Eulalia Chapel building and its significance as a historical site.
History centers, sites found all over county
History centers and historical sites in Solano County serve as resources and many offer tours and programs for groups and schools as a means of teaching people about the region's exciting past.
Historic sites hidden by a veil of the past
Perhaps in this piece I'll raise an awareness of the rapidly disappearing historic sites that we are losing in Solano County or of those that have already vanished because so little is known about them.
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