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Once-Primitive Vacaville Has Changed
NOT TOO LONG AGO - JUST 100 YEARS - Back in 1879, Wood, Alley and Co. of Oakland published what is perhaps the most comprehensive history of Solano County ever assembled up to that era. Historian J. P [...]
By 1880s, Solano crops went against the grain
Certain periods in the history of Solano County have been harbingers of great change, offering residents the opportunity to take new directions. In our time, growth pressures bring challenges, including how we will protect and promote Solano County's rich agriculture.
Fires change the face of Vacaville
I was kickin' back at the Vacaville Heritage Council, cogitating on what I should write about this week, when I happened to glance at a couple of photos of Vacaville in the old days.
George A. Gillespie of Suisun copied from a photo in Fraser's History of Solano County, page 193..
Railroad fire changed face of Suisun in 1906
With all the disasters flooding the news, I might as well add one more, although it's nowhere near on the scale of Hurricane Katrina. It happened in 1906. No, this story isn't about the San Francisco earthquake on April 18, 1906. That was already old news, at least for the local folks.
Ferry changed bay transportation
Dec. 1, 1879, was a grand day to launch into a new era of travel in the Bay Area.
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