Sunday, November 29, 1998

Suisun ranks in top western train robberies

Two bandits boarded train in Benicia

Engineer Jack Marsh sat in the cab of passenger train No. 10 as it pulled out of Benicia on the night of April 16, 1910. It was warm and the full moon cast a bright glint on the oily, tawny waters.

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Sunday, November 22, 1998

Oral history gives look at Chinese culture

Chronicle tells of Vacaville life

‘There was a big Chinese laundry in town where the McBride Senior Center is. It was called Quong Sing Chinese Laundry. Two or three people worked in the washroom and there were about four ironers.

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Sunday, November 15, 1998

Chinese enjoy long history in Vacaville

‘My grandfather came to America in the 1850s to look for gold. He wanted $200 in gold to buy land in China. He stayed a year, got his $200 and went home to the family he had started there.

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Sunday, November 08, 1998

Chandler clan lumberyards spark growth

Frederick Brewster Chandler, born in 1832 in New York state, came out to California via Panama in 1852.
From the port of San Francisco, Chandler journeyed to Shasta County where he engaged in mining and then became employed in a soda manufacturing plant.

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