Vacaville Heritage Council offers 2013 calendars

By From page A5 | November 08, 2012

VACAVILLE — Anyone interested in spending 2013 enjoying Vacaville’s heritage can do so with the publication of the Vacaville Heritage Council’s 2013 calendar.

Emblazoned with a map of early downtown Vacaville, the calendar offers pre-1920s pictures of the town and its pioneers, such as founder John Wolfskill, the Crystal Building after the 1892 earthquake and the Bucktown Packing Shed.

It also includes both famous and obscure dates in Vacaville’s history, such as July 30, 1895, when the town was incorporated, and Jan. 26, 1896, when soda and mineral water businessman A. Scharder died of hiccups.

The Heritage Council, which relies on public donations, is publishing the calendar as a fundraiser.

“It is different to have a calendar that has our own historical landmarks and buildings that are so evident in our downtown businesses,” said Doug Rodgers of the Heritage Council. “We just want to help people become more interested in finding out more about our local history.”

Calendars are available for purchase at Vacaville businesses such as the Pure Grain Bakery & Cafe, 600 Eubanks Court, Suite A, and at the Heritage Council at 610 E. Main St. The Heritage Council is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call 447-0518 or go to www.vacavilleheritagecouncil.org.

Reach Ian Thompson at 427-6976 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ithompsondr.

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.

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