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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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Back in the Day: Historical snapshots from the 1930s

01/19/2017

I wrote a column last year on longtime Fairfielder Walter Clyde “Red” Wright Jr. (1918-2011) who was famous for his “gravity is a push” theory. I was recently provided with copies of his old newsletters and among them was a history of Fairfield and a 1997 Daily Republic column he’d written.

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