Fairfield: Images of America

Now a fast-growing city of more than 100,000, Fairfield was once the home of the Patwin Suisuni Indians, whose famous Chief Solano became one of the few native landowners in California in the 1830s. Halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento on the route to the gold fields, the town was founded by clipper ship captain named Robert Waterman. Soon, the railroad, and later the state highway, chose a route through Fairfield, create and urban center for the beautiful agricultural valleys that surround it.

Journalist, scholar, and former curator of the Vacaville Museum, Sabine Georke-Shrode, adds her insightful commentary to the photographic treasures of the Vacaville Museum and the Vacaville Heritage Council in this delightful history of Fairfield and its short-lived satellite community, Cement City.

Author: Sabine Goerke-Shrode
Publication date: 2005

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