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.
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.
The City of Fairfield has released a documentary in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Civic Center Complex.
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.
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.”