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Ranch work: Hardest job a family ever loved
'We have bobcats. Foxes on and off. I've never had a problem with the coyotes. I don't know why, everyone else does [...]
Sallie Fox heads back to Albuquerque
My last column recalled the harrowing cross-country travels undertaken by Sallie Fox and her family from Albuquerque to California in 1858.
Towns vanished when railroad passed them by
I have always been fascinated by old maps and the potential stories they reveal. Working at the Solano County Archives is especially intriguing because of its numerous old maps. Many of you already know something about the towns that will be described in a series of articles to follow, but for newcomers to Solano County or its history, it won't hurt to get acquainted with the communities that once served travelers and '49ers in the later 1800s. My thanks to James Davis for a suggestion about the town of Cement, which became the catalyst of this series of articles.
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.
Meet Cleo Gordon Elementary school's namesake
Have you ever wondered how local places, like streets and schools get their names? For example, it is obvious that Fairfield High is named after the town, but did you know that Armijo High was named after the family that had the large Spanish land grant it sits on? Historically, people want to honor prominent, successful people by naming places for them.
Rush family helped agriculture thrive in local area
I've often been asked why I think that knowing something about the past is important. Today, most of us don't even think about the fact that all the mistakes and the good decisions made by those who came before us have had a profound effect on our lives.
Inflation Poses Problem for Vaca Retirees
MAYBE, PERHAPS, IF, AND BUT - I don't know how much confidence you can place in learned economists, but nevertheless, some of their utterances make good food for conversation. As a guest of Obie Ladd and his Heart Federal Savings, I had an opportunity to listen to remarks by noted economist, Ezra Solomon, who hangs out at Stanford University, He addressed a large group at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco.
Fox 40 - Cement Hill Ruins
Fox 40 "Know Your Neighbor" Darren Peck gives us a look at a Fairfield mystery. The Town of Cement..
Running Time: 02:13
Video Format: 640x360 16/9, 29.97 - Internet Video
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