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In the beginning there were two: the Solano County Herald and the Solano Press. The weekly Herald was first published in Benicia in November 1855 then moved to Suisun City on November 2, 1858. The weekly Solano Press was created in 1862.

In 1869, the Herald and Press consolidated and was renamed the Solano Republican, continuing its weekly publication for the next 91 years. In 1960 the Republican changed ownership and within a year increased its publication to 5 days a week and was renamed the Daily Republic, the name it holds today.

The Fairfield County Library has most editions of these newspapers on microfilm. They have several microfilm readers and you can print selected articles for 10 cents per page. Please note that the labels on some early microfilm reels are a bit confusing and the descriptions may not always match its content. Here are the dates (as best as I could tell) they have on hand:

The weekly Solano Herald published in Benicia:
November 5, 1855 October 30, 1858
??? December 30, 1861

The weekly Solano Herald published in Suisun:
January 10, 1863 December 29, 1865
January 5, 1866 September 25, 1869
The weekly Solano Press published in Suisun:
September 5, 1866 April 8, 1868
The weekly Solano Republican published in Suisun:
1873 1878
1881 - 1898
January 19, 1901 January 28, 1904
January 5, 1906 December 28, 1906
January 3, 1908 December 30, 1908 ***
December 29, 1911 January 5, 1911
January 1, 1915 December 30, 1961
The Daily Republic published in Suisun and Fairfield:
January 1, 1962 current

Rio Vista newspapers:
River News Herald
PO Box 786
Rio Vista CA 94571
phone (707) 374-6431
fax (707) 374-6322

published 1890 - current

To obtain obituaries published in the River News Herald, write to them at the above address. Include the name and date of death of the individual you are looking for, along with a self addressed stamped envelope. They will research your request as their staff time allows. There is no charge for this service.

The Rio Vista Library has all issues of the River News Herald on microfilm. However, due to their limited staff, they are NOT able to do look-ups. If you are not able to write directly to the newspaper, limited look-ups are available. Email me for more information.

Rio Vista Beacon - No obits
(707) 254-5474
(925) 634-0584

More information coming soon on these Solano Co. newspapers:

Benicia Herald: 707-745-0733
Dixon Newspaper: 707 678-8917
Dixon Review: 916 678-7500
Dixon Tribune: 707 678-5594
Dixon Independent Voice:
Travis Air Force Base: Tailwind:
Vallejo: Times Herald:

Surrounding newspapers:

Marin Independent Journal
Napa County Record: 707 252-8877
Napa Valley Register: 707 226-3711
Napa Sentinel: 707 226-3711
Novato Advance: 415 892-4359
Novato Weekly: 415 892-4359
Oakland Tribune:
Sacramento Bee:
San Francisco Chronicle:
St. Helena Star:
Contra Costa Times:

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Dixon's Main Street circa 1890
             Dixon's Main Street circa 1890

The Dixon Public Library Historical Collection is online!
A must see for anyone researching the Dixon / Silveyville area:

Dixon Public Library Historical Collection

The library Archives also has a collection of both Dixon and
Solano County records: Dixon Archives Inventory

Thanks to Dixon Library Archivist Shirley Parsons for this resource!

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