Sunday, February 28, 1999
English teacher recalls days in the fields
Marcus Lopez’s family worked picking California’s produce
Marcus Lopez is the son of Mexican migrant farm laborers. He now teaches English at Solano Community College. He graduated from the University of Santa Clara. He also studied at University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco State University.More On This Story...
Sunday, February 21, 1999
Moreno family builds legacy in Vacaville
Son of immigrants remembers
‘At the turn of the century, the governor of Hawaii came up with the idea that maybe the Portuguese and Spanish people would be good to work in the fields. They had knowledge of sugar cane, because sugar cane was raised in many of the Spanish colonies.More On This Story...
Sunday, February 14, 1999
Carrying on family’s agricultural tradition
Fourth-generation Vacan takes over ranching duties
“I am a fruit rancher and fourth-generation Vacavillian. My great-grandfather, George Sharpe, came here from England. He was a contractor and a builder and when the train stopped in Elmira, he decided the building opportunities were here. The towns were booming in the 1860s or 1870s. He built many of the old buildings that are still standing in Vacaville. Some of his notable buildings included the first college, the first grammar school, and the first high school and he built the Buck Mansion. He designed them, he built them and did the landscaping.More On This Story...
Sunday, February 07, 1999
Agricultural tradition of Solano recounted
Cannery work helped orphan survive Depression
While the discovery of gold in California is being celebrated throughout the state during the sesquicentennial, the majority of people who came to California did not find wealth in the Gold Rush but rather in agriculture.More On This Story...