Sunday, December 27, 1998
Solano County’s community news from 1870s
One Vacan claimed he could make diamonds from charcoal
In 1873, Dr. G.H. Evans was located in Dixon on the east side of Main Street.
An Odd Fellows association was being formed at Vaca Station (Elmira).
The Rio Vista Fire Department purchased a bell from one of the Sacramento engine companies.
Sunday, December 13, 1998
Commerce ebbs, expands in Solano past
Man executed for shooting Pleasants Valley man dead
In 1873, Suisun City was enjoying its place as the hub of activity in the county. In that town, it was tradition to welcome in the New Year and ring out the old by ringing both the church and fire bells.More On This Story...
Sunday, December 06, 1998
Men and women of Solano County’s past remembered
Families come alive in oral history
Captain Granville Perry Swift was born in Kentucky in 1821. His grandmother was Daniel Boone’s younger sister. In about 1840, at age 19, Swift, a rugged individual, set out with a group of trappers headed for California. Once in California he trapped all along Cache Creek and the Sacramento River.More On This Story...