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It was primitive, but settlers celebrated Fourth
Some of my recent columns followed the story of Frances Ann Copper, as told to the San Francisco Chronicle on the occasion of California's 50th anniversary in 1900.
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.
Celebrations held all over county in 1868
Fourth of July was celebrated in the various Solano County townships. In Vallejo and Benicia there were processions of military and civic societies followed by fireworks in the evening. In Rio vista there was a boat race with a ball in the evening. In the Suisun Valley, there was a barbecue at Alford's Ranch.
Remembering past Independence Days
Celebrating July Fourth with a lavish display involving the whole community has a long tradition in Vacaville.
Vaca settler's diary reveals busy days
This continues the story of David and Jane Gray Creighton, based on the diaries of David Creighton, transcribed by his great-granddaughter Josephine Farmer Albrecht. - Editor
Vaca settlers help raise a college
This continues the story of David and Jane Gray Creighton after they settled in Vacaville in 1863. The story is based on the diaries of David Creighton, transcribed by his great-granddaughter, Josephine Farmer Albrecht. Her daughter, Kirsten Llamas of Florida, granted permission to use diaries, letters and photographs - Editor.
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.
Diaries chronicle a long road west
Recently, a great-great-great-granddaughter of one of the early settlers in the Vacaville area, David Creighton, approached me with the news that she would like to share some of his diaries and letters with me.
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.
Early Fiesta a memorable celebration
Fiesta Day celebrations have a long tradition in Vacaville's history.
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