Sunday, June 06, 1999

Vacaville life in the ‘20s was picturesque

Occasional trip to S.F. usually took many hours

Roberta Gates Ormaas traces her Vacaville heritage back to the 1850s when both sets of grandparents settled on ranches. Her paternal grandparents had the G.M. Gates Ranch in Lagoon Valley. Her maternal grandfather, John Montgomery, was a Methodist minister and had a ranch where Monte Vista and Eldridge meet today. Ormaas grew up in Vacaville during the 1920s.

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