Solano County

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The gentleman whose name heads this paragraph is widely known as one of the successful and enterprising farmers of northern Solano county, where he has lived for a number of years and has been prominently identified with the agricultural interests of that section of the county. His well directed efforts in the practical affairs of life, his capable management of his business interests and his sound judgment have brought him large rewards for the labor he has expended and now he is able to take things more leisurely, though he has not in any way relinquished his careful attention to all the operations on his land.

E. R. Watson is a native of Texas, where he was born in 1867. In 1868, when he was but one year old, he was brought to California by his parents, who settled in Colusa county. He was reared there and secured his education in the public schools. On completing his education he turned his attention to farming and in 1887 started out on his own account. He carried on farming operations for twenty years there, meeting with a fair measure of success, but in 1907 he moved to Dixon, Solano county, and began farming operations in the northern part of this county. He has been very successful here and owns three fine and well improved ranches, all of which have been well improved and brought to a high state of cultivation. Alfalfa and fruit are his chief products and he has installed a complete irrigation system on his ranches, through which he is reasonably sure of good crops. He has taken an active interest in the general affairs of the community and was one of the organizers of the First National Bank of Dixon, of which he was president for a time and is now a member of the board of directors. He is a man of shrewd and discriminating judgment and his advice has been considered invaluable by his business associates.

History of Solano County, California By Marguerite Hunt and Napa County, California By Harry Lawrence Gunn. From Their Earliest Settlement To The Present Time. Chicago. S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. 1926. 883 pages.

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