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312 Railroad Avenue, Winters, CA 95694
Web site by
early businessman Theodore Winters
Theodore Winters, for whom the city of Winters was named, was described
in an early issue of the Winters Advocate in 1876 as a "capitalist."
The town was given the name of Winters after Mr. Winters donated 40 acres
of land to the Vacaville and Clear Lake Railroad to start a town. D.P.
Edwards also gave the town 40 acres...
Express came off the press in February of 1884
Edwin C. Rust was the founder of the Express, with the first issue coming
off the press on February 1, 1884. Rust, who was formerly with the Solano
Republican, came from a newspaper family and his father published a paper
in Marysville called the Daily California Express...
Reid Wolfskill, the area’s earliest American settler, 1842
"Remember, Youth, as you pass by, As you are now so once was I; As
I am now so you must be, Prepare for death and eternity."
These cheerless words, etched in stone, are the legend left by John Reid
Wolfskill, the pioneer of Solano County. He was the first English speaking
man to settle in the area around what is now Winters. There, he worked,
prospered, raised a large family, and died.
Born in 1804, John Reid Wolfskill was one of five brothers, all of whom
eventually left their birthplace in Madison County, Kentucky to come west...
WINTERS IN 1947:
by Newton Wallace, January 2005
To the best of my memory and consulting the Express files,
here is the business district when I assumed the job as publisher of the
Starting at Putah Creek on Railroad Avenue, D. E. "Pop" Streeter
operated the service station where Biasi now has his auto repair business.
Streeter also ran the service station where Pisani's Service is now located.
W.W. Stith and Son had the Chevrolet-Buick Agency in the half block building
where the Irish Pub, Jeanne's Bookkeeping, Vista Resorts and Chuy's Taqueria
are located. Lee Stith ran the business with help from his brother Oliver
with his dad assisting.
Alice Lee Estepa ran the Greyhound Cafe next to the alley in the Buckhorn