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The way it was: Poor road conditions in Solano
This story concludes the "Solano - The Way It Was" column. It has been a rewarding experience to delve into the lesser-known stories of our community. I am grateful to all readers for your suggestions, comments, critics and nice compliments. I also want to thank Reporter editor Diane Barney and its outstanding editors for their wonderful support over the past eight years.
Poor road conditions brought the citizenry together
"Good or Poor Roads. - Messrs. Citizens of Vacaville Township, which will you have?" opened the Reporter on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 13, 1890 [...]
Solano pioneer: rich woman, poor woman
The gold rush of 1849 created a massive migration. People from all walks of life and from around the world made their way to the rich gold fields of California. After months of walking across the country from Missouri, Luzena, along with her husband, Mason, and two small children were in sight of the promised land.
Delving into Winters story with Vacaville
The town of Winters, located just across the Yolo County line, shares its history with Vacaville in many ways. The earliest inhabitants of the area were Indians known as the Wintun, also known as Southern Patwin or Southern Wintun. They moved into the southern Sacramento Valley from the north some 1,200 years ago.
Vacans supported their troops overseas
The years 1917 and 1918, when the United States sent troops to the European battlefields, also brought much change to the people back home. Nationally and locally, efforts were under way to support the war and the young men fighting overseas in particular.
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