Sunday, August 30, 1981

A Long Line of Ships

The column’s title this week comes from Arnie Lott’s excellent book on Mare Island (A Long Line of Ships! Naval Institute, 1954). It names more than a thousand naval, foreign and commercial ships that visited our local channel. during the first century of Mare Island’s existence.

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Sunday, August 23, 1981

Historical Tidbits

The Vallejo Rotary Club, one of several of the city’s many service groups, is planning a celebration later this year to’ make the 60th anniversary of its founding in 1921.

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Sunday, August 16, 1981

When “TR” Came To Town

Last weeks column told, in detail, of what happened locally when President Theodore Roosevelt came to Vallejo on May 14, 1903, to lay the cornerstone of Vallejo’s Navy YMCA on Santa Clara Street - a landmark that existed downtown for some 60 years until razed before the redevelopment program.

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Sunday, August 09, 1981

Presidential Visits

Only three presidents of the United States have actually visited the Mare Island Naval Shipyard and Vallejo.

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