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Woman recounts time living in Suisun Valley
'My father, Chun Tim, came into America in 1873 at 20 years old. He traveled from his village, Sek Keh, to Hong Kong and took a boat to San Francisco. The trip was four months. Toward the end their supplies were getting low.
The Depression shuts down Big Camp
Born in China, Chun Tim arrived in San Francisco in 1871 at the age of 18. His role as a pioneer in the Suisun Valley was noted in the 1938 memoirs of Rosa Lee Baldwin who lived on a ranch near the A.T. Hatch Ranch where Chun Tim was the labor boss. " [...]
John Lowe's father arrived in Suisun Valley in the 1920s
At the time this interview took place Mr. Lowe was recovering from a stroke and was taking some Chinese herbal medicines to help him recover. Today he is in good health.
Agricultural tradition of Solano recounted
While the discovery of gold in California is being celebrated throughout the state during the sesquicentennial, the majority of people who came to California did not find wealth in the Gold Rush but rather in agriculture.
Recounting women's roles in early California
Women played an important role in early Californian history. In 1900, California celebrated its first 50 years of statehood. The San Francisco Chronicle interviewed several prominent pioneer women and published their oral histories in an article on Sept. 9, 1900.
Go Long built a new life for his family in America
Nira Fong Wong's grandfather, Go Leong (also known as Go Long), was born an only child in 1846 in the village Dai Do Province of Canton, China. He migrated to America about 1860. He first found work in Marysville on the railroad. After a short time, he moved to Suisun Valley, where he took up farming, and became an established fruit farmer during the next 30 years.
America Should Move Forward - Vacaville, Too
LET'S GET AMERICA ROLLING - HOW ABOUT VACAVILLE, TOO? - Many of the larger business corporations across the country are calling attention via newspaper and television announcements, that it's about time "We get America rolling again." That's not a bad suggestion, but it is going to take more than words to accomplish a new-born forward movement in the United States and Vacaville.
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.
The Vacaville Cousins Who Gave Their Lives
PERHAPS YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW - Writing about past wars, and especially those bits of news which saddened many Vacaville families, is not what any writer would choose to elaborate on. But from time to time such informative information may be beneficial to residents here today.
Vallejo's shot as state capital is short-lived
Information for this article came from the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum and Vacaville Heritage Council - First of two parts. During the age of the American Indians, the region around Vallejo was known for its wild cattle and horses that fed on the area's high oats. No evidence has ever turned up to show that there were Indian settlements there, but it does appear tribes came from Suisun Valley and other locations to dig for shellfish and hunt the cattle and other game.
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