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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.
Old Time News Writing
Like women's fashions, automobile bodies and hair-dos, the style of reporting news also changes with the years. In our research the past few weeks, poring over the century-old editions of our Vallejo newspapers, we have gleaned some amusing stories. The most interesting aspect is that the city editor, in the olden days, always editorialized in his reporting. Today no city desk would dare to do so.
The 'Hill' That's Always in the News
PARK SITE, A CONTINUING CONVERSATION SUBJECT - Perhaps no other geographical area in Vacaville has received more attention throughout the years than has Andrews Park.
History Overlooked Some Vacaville Names
BITS OF NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE IN OUR PAST - Quite often the unpublished quirks or idiosyncrasies of individuals in our past have escaped historians or news writers. It should be interesting to go back, pick out some of these people, and relate a few squibs which made these people a bit unique to their neighbors and friends. Constable Joe Stadtfeld is mentioned in this article..
Newspapers offered mish-mash of news briefs
I've always found it interesting to read the tattered newspapers of old and compare the items printed then to today's news.
Civil War-era Solano full of commotion
The New Year's news was about the "great Christmas fight" in Silveyville. A Suisun man, a "pure Union man," was visiting those parts when a drunk "Secesh Smith", also know as "Curly Headed Smith", started looking for a fight.
News traveled slow, Doolittle didn't
Following the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, the United States plunged into World War II. Fighting proved difficult both in Europe and in the Pacific where forces were on the defensive. War reports trickled slowly back home [...]
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.
Montezuma hides in remote corner of Solano
In my last column I discussed the history of a corner of Solano County that few of today's citizens know about or visit, even though it is like time warping into the past.
Gomer School -100 years of learning
Today, when many remnants of our past are disappearing, it is always nice to know that a jewel survived destruction.
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