Solano county's history
How well do you know Solano County's History?
Test your knowledge and take our quiz below!
Answers are at the bottom of the page after the history resources links.
1. Which of these towns were last
to incorporate into a city?
2. Which two towns were once the state Capitals of California?
3. Before the railroads, how did most people and goods travel to Solano?
4. Which often overlooked minority group was indispensable to Solano Agriculture in the late 1800s to early 1900's?
5. Which Solano city had the first established American military post?
6. Which of these towns did not once exist in Solano County?
7. The introduction of the railroad changed the Solano farming focus from grain to what?
8. In the 1850's what precious cargo was transported from Sacramento to S.F. by way of Solano waterways?
9. A statue commemorating which war's casualties was installed in front of the Solano county courthouse in 1920?
10. What tribal group was Chief Solano a member of?
11. Which president visited Solano and gave a speech from a train car
12. What epidemic was responsible for wiping out most of Solano's native population
13. In what year did Solano officially become a county?
14. Two natural disasters hit Solano County in the 1800's, predating the event that hit S.F. in 1906. What were they?
15. Travel in early Solano was dangerous. This type of disaster was famous for lives lost in Solano during the second half of the 1800's
Solano County History Museums, Societies & Resources
Solano County has many incredible history resources with abundant information, images, and articles describing the cities, industries, & people who made Solano the remarkable place it is today. Often these wonderful resources are created by volunteers who donate countless hours of their time to make this history and these resources available to the public. FS Kids Art Online thanks these amazing people for their hard work and devotion to remebering the past and sharing it with the future.
Most of the links below have information and images which can be accessed online!
Solano County Historical Society
Solano History Center
Solano County Genealogical Society
Solano Military History
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
Travis Heritage Center
Mare Island Museum
Dixon Historical Society
Vacaville Heritage Council
Pena Adobe Historical Society
Benicia Historical Society
Benicia Historical Museum
Benicia Historical Museum Online Articles & Collections
Benicia Fire Museum
Rio Vista History
Rio Vista Historical Society
Dutra Museum of Dredging
Answers To Quiz
1. Fairifeld 2. Vallejo & Benicia 3. On Boats & Ships 4. Chinese 5. Benicia 6. Unionville 7. Fruit 8. Gold
9. World War 1 10. Suisunes 11. John F Kennedy 12. Small Pox 13. 1850 14. Earthquakes 15. Steamship Explosions