Echos Of Solano's Past
Sunday, September 26, 1999
Ranch life full of drama
Today I am announcing my retirement from this column. It has been a source of great pleasure, and knowing there are many good stories yet to uncover, I feel some regret.More On This Story...
Sunday, September 19, 1999
Long family roots grew on Winters fruit ranch
Melvin Fong and Nira Fong Wong are the grandchildren of Go Long, who started fruit farming in the Suisun Valley in the 1860s.More On This Story...
Sunday, September 12, 1999
Go Long built a new life for his family in America
Nira Fong Wong’s grandfather, Go Leong (also known as Go Long), was born an only child in 1846 in the village Dai Do Province of Canton, China.
He migrated to America about 1860. He first found work in Marysville on the railroad. After a short time, he moved to Suisun Valley, where he took up farming, and became an established fruit farmer during the next 30 years.More On This Story...
Sunday, September 05, 1999
Marble, healing water spring from Tolenas site
It was said that long ago, native Indians called the springs, located on a hill five miles north of Suisun City, “The Land of the Healing Waters.” This was to become the site of Tolenas Springs (a.k.a. Solano Mineral Springs and Suisun Soda Springs), a famous Solano County landmark for many decades.More On This Story...