Sunday, August 29, 1999

Rossi family steered Dixon for seven decades

On almost every corner of every busy street it seems there is a gas station.  But that wasn’t the case in the early years of this century, when “horseless carriages” began clattering over roadways. In fact, when Emil Rossi arrived in Dixon, he probably couldn’t see a station at all.

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Sunday, August 22, 1999

A Look Back in Time

Pioneer folks needed to be self-sufficient

In 1859, John Sweeney was killed at a corral in the Montezuma Township. Philander Arnold pled self-defense to the deed, but when it was pointed out Philander’s son had provided his father with the double-barreled shotgun, the case went against him, and Philander was found guilty of manslaughter.

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Sunday, August 15, 1999

Many women helped build Solano County’s character

The first women in Solano County go unrecorded, except to note that there is evidence of early Stone Age people.

There is some record of the local Patwin Indian women. Their small communities included the Suisunee and Ulatus.

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Sunday, August 08, 1999

Emigh recalls simple, fun times in Rio Vista

Second of two parts

When Soren and Dorthea Nielsen first moved to their farm near Rio Vista in 1897, there was a one-story house with a kitchen, dining room, living room and one bedroom. As the family grew to four girls, Soren added two more bedrooms. Furnishings were simple; in the living room, a chair, a couch, some throw rugs on the wood floors.

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