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Solano Train Ferryboat Digital Exhibit

Digital exhibit about the Solano Train Ferry by Leann Taagepera 

Townspeople of Benicia and many others packed the train ferry for one final, farewell ride. Passengers of the last trip even included a United States Senator and the President of the Central Pacific Railroad.

The train on board had sixteen coaches, to which three were added in Benicia. It was crowded with passengers.” (Benicia Herald – New Era, 11/6/1930)

See full digital exhibit at the following link: Solano Train Ferry

This digital exhibit is also found on the website of the California State Railroad Museum

This digital exhibit was created by Benicia resident Leann S. Taagepera, a graduate student in Sonoma State University’s M.A. in Cultural Resources Management program, as a student in Sacramento State University’s Special Topic Public History class in Fall semester 2021.

The Roundhouse Crosstalk podcast interviews Leann S. Taagepera a student in the California State University Sonoma Cultural Resources Management Program about the Solano Train Ferry and its unique place in local and regional history.

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Benicia-Historical Society Calendar 2022


The 2022 Benicia Historical Society Calendar showcasing 12 homes and buildings around town is now available for purchase! 

The calendars are $20 each, cash or check (made payable to BHS), and are for sale at The Depot, Benicia Bookshop, and Pedrotti Ace Hardware, or contact Richard Jenny at, or call or text (925) 876-0654 to purchase and arrange pick-up/delivery.  Thank you for your support!

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