Solano Stories: Cement City

Solano Stories: Cement City

Have you ever been curious about "The Castle" in Fairfield, CA? Did you know that the land it is on was once known as the city of Cement? Watch this video to learn all about the forgotten history of Cement City. Special thanks to Diane and Jeffrey Ferguson for allowing us to film in front of their home, a home that was once part of Cement City.

Vacaville goes from a rural township to a city

Vacaville goes from a rural township to a city

Broken wooden sidewalks, dusty or mud-filled streets which were described as dangerous and unsightly, and fires that repeatedly burned much of Vacaville in 1877, 1888 and 1890 plagued the township of Vacaville before the turn of the last century.

Life and times of Edwin Markham

Life and times of Edwin Markham

Markham, who grew up in Lagoon Valley in the years after the California Gold Rush, would often return to his memories of this area when it came to creating his poems.

Life and times of Willis Linn Jepson

Life and times of Willis Linn Jepson

The first notation was written in longhand by pre-eminent botanist, University of California, Berkeley professor and Vacaville native Willis Linn Jepson, in what would become a 70-volume journal and field book, simply started “Vacaville. 1888.”