Solano, The Way It Was
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Bitter Miners Find Golden Harvests in Suisun
Town Founded and becomes shipping hub
In 1849 the California gold rush was in full swing with people from all over the world headed to the land that was sure to make them rich. But not all were so inclined when they saw the fertile valleys of the Suisun. Others, not finding the riches they felt they so richly deserved for their arduous labor remembered the lushness of the valleys of Suisun they passed through on their way to the mines.More On This Story...
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Walnut orchards part of Solano since 1930s
Grower recalls shelling out for mechanization
One of my fond memories of growing up in Germany includes spending dark winter nights with my family, reading to each other while sharing a special treat - a bowl of California walnuts. My brother and I would try to shell the nuts so that the two halves of the shells remained undamaged. These half shells eventually would be used to fashion little boats, baskets, figurines and other crafts.More On This Story...
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Waters muddied early location of state capital
In my last column we took a look at the events leading up to the establishment of the California State Capital at Vallejo. Congress finally passed a bill to admit California to the Union and it was signed by President Fillmore on Sept. 9, 1850.More On This Story...