Solano, The Way It Was
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Lessons, then and now
Were schools’ standards stiffer than nowadays?
In my last column, we took a continuing brief look at some of the 1911 requirements as written in the Course of Study Rules for Promotion and Graduation from Solano County Schools to graduate, in the eighth grade, from grammar school.More On This Story...
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Law was passed closing saloons on election day to quell rioting
Our recent local elections with low voter turnout and disinterested citizens had me look at earlier elections in Solano County. With today’s well-regulated and orderly campaign and voting system in mind, 19th century elections read more like a riot.More On This Story...
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Lessons learned in 1911
How would today’s high school graduates compare?
In my last column we took a brief look at some of the 1911 requirements to graduate from grammar school (the eighth grade). This week we will look at a brief summary of reading and literature and an example of part of an article written by a graduate of high school in 1912.More On This Story...