If orchardist and prune drying company owner Ed Uhl had not gotten over his worry about onion dust contaminating his prunes and making them taste like onions, Jack and William Hume may not have established Basic Vegetable Products in Vacaville.
The same day that the last railroad spike was driven at Promontory Point, Utah, on May 10, 1869, the first work started on the Vaca Valley Railroad, the line that would eventually run through Vacaville all the way to Rumsey.
It was resident and prominent banker Jerome Bank who, in 1871, named Elmira after his birthplace in New York.
Have you heard the story of the 1932 Vacaville Pruners Strike? Enjoy this Solano Story, a joint project of the Solano County Library and Vacaville Heritage Council to share local history…
With the help of Solano County Supervisor John Vasquez, the Vacaville Heritage Council now has a large book scanner — a technological marvel that makes archiving and copying a snap.