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Back in the Day: Fairfield, Benicia, and Vallejo battle for county seat

02/07/2019

Prior to California statehood in 1850, Solano County was called Benicia County. Vallejo was once the state capital, but that honor was wrested away by Benicia. Then Solano County’s seat was in Benicia. Finally, like an exasperated Jan Brady, other Solano County cities shrieked “Benicia! Benicia! Benicia!”

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