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.

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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.

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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.

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