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The year 1965 brings to an end the five-year observance of the Civil War Centennial. And this brings to mind a few local reminders of that conflict, and several other noted historical facts not readily appreciated by most Solano citizens.
Civil War becomes center of Solano life
The Civil War was the source of much local news in 1863. Pearon's traveling exhibition, "Mirror of the War," was up for three days in Suisun and allowed citizens to see and hear accounts of the war. Local militia groups were formed in the event they were needed for the war effort. It was announced that the Vallejo Rifle Co [...]
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.
Gold Rushed Vacaville's Beginning
Gold has been described in a host of fanciful terms. It has been said to be the folly of man, the savior of civilization, a barbarous relic, the root of all evil and the symbol of perfection.
Historical Sites Marked
Our readers, like all Solano and Napa County residents, are inveterate motorists. One can meet drivers of local automobiles on any given day in almost any spot in California. Along with the highway safety signs, directional signs, etc., one does not travel far without seeing this one: "Historical Marker, 500 Feet."
Names To Remember
Last Sunday the Times-Herald published a picture-story of the forthcoming 40th anniversary observance by Carl H. Kreh Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1123 is closely identified with Vallejo's community life and widely known for its civic interests.
Christmas In Vallejo
Christmas is the same over the years--the family reunions, the joy of the children, and the turkey on the table--but the manner of reporting it has changed. We went back into the old copies of the Vallejo Chronicle 70 to 90 years ago, and bring you the life of the city in those holidays.
Solano celebrates post-Civil War era in 1865
The following are newspaper accounts that appeared from January through May 1865 and giving an indication of life at that time. Solano County had a population of 8,000 to 10,000 people and ranked seventh in the state as measured by their wealth.
War brings some prosperity to Fairfield, region
FAIRFIELD'For a decade that started with death and ended in depression, the 1920s brought wealth, culture and development to many of Solano County.
Memories Of Holiday
Next Thursday is Thanksgiving Day. It's a holiday, with pay, for most people. Noteworthy, the religious aspect of the day has been growing in recent years. Up until World War II it shared this significance with football games throughout the country--in Vallejo, too, for the Apaches observed a home-and-home schedule with the Eureka High School [...]
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