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Facebook: Company F, Second Infantry

Photograph of Company F, Second Infantry, lined up on Main Street preparing to leave for induction into federal service for Spanish - American War in 1898. C. H. Clements collection in Yolo County Historical Museum. (Courtesy of the Yolo County Archives and Shipley Walters. Original image available at

Facebook: Nurses, Soldiers, Ambulances

Mel Russell will once again showcase her research on America’s entrance into World War I 100 years ago and how it affected Yolo County on Thursday, May 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Woodland Public Library, 300 First St. This program, which is free, will showcase the response and aid to the war from the Woodland community. (Photo from 1911 shows Ella Childers Doster, a nurse from Woodland, posed with several unidentified soldiers and ambulances used in WWI).

Facebook: Derby Building in Esparto

A view of the Derby Building in Esparto (date unknown). From "A Visual History of Yolo County" and courtesy of the Yolo County Archives.

Facebook: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! The contributions of Asian immigrants and their descendants have profoundly shaped our state, region, and county. In this photo: Chinese workers on the Bandy Ranch in Elkhorn carrying wicker baskets into the hop fields to pick ripe hop cones. Workers are wearing big hats against the sun and protective clothing against the sticky hops. (Photo courtesy of the Yolo County Archives and Shipley Walters, see website for more images -

Facebook: Now We Are At War

A nice article showcasing retired Yolo County Archives coordinator Mel Russell's work on World War I. She will be speaking in Davis on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. Titled “Now We Are At War,” it addresses the impact on Yolo communities of America’s declaration of war in April 1917. Three more lectures are to follow throughout the county.

Facebook: Administrative Professionals Day

his week marks Administrative Professionals Day! Here are two clerks working in the Davisville Post Office on August 6, 1912. (Photo courtesy of the Yolo County Archives and Shipley Walters)

Facebook: Lamb Judging at 1966 Spring Show

A throwback Thursday photo from 1966 - lamb judging at the 4H Spring Show. Photo courtesy of the Farm Bureau and the Yolo County Archives.

For more Yolo County historic photos, check out the DIY History Project.

Facebook: Students Study History and Cursive Writing

Yolo County archives specialist, Heather Lanctot, recently visited Cesar Chavez Elementary School in Davis. She taught the students about the important of local archives and government, including a lesson on how to transcribe Board of Supervisors meeting notes from the 1850s. The students worked hard at reading "very old" cursive writing and learned interesting facts about our county.

Facebook: Yolo County In Word And Picture

According to the Woodland Democrat, Yolo County is special because "Anything that grows anywhere grows everywhere in Yolo County!" Wouldn't you agree? (Image is from August 23, 1926 and is courtesy of the Yolo County Archives and Shipley Walters)

Facebook: Harriet Stoddard Lee

As Women's History Month comes to a close we profile working woman and educator Harriet Stoddard Lee who was both a teacher and principal in Woodland. She is pictured here in 1926. Woodland's Lee Middle School is named in her honor.

Facebook: Davisville Gentlemen

The City of Davis will be celebrating 100 years since it's incorporation on March 28, 2017. The Enterprise continues its coverage of Davis history in today's newspaper.. In this photo: Louis J. Plant, wearing top hat, stands out in this sidewalk gathering of Davisville gentlemen, circa 1895. Photo courtesy of the Davis Enterprise.

Facebook: Elias Ireland

Elias Ireland standing in front of his funeral director and undertaker establishment. Learn about "The People of Buckeye and Early Winters" from Winters historian Tom Crisp at his presentation on Saturday, May 20th, at 2:00 p.m. at the Winters Community Library. (Photo courtesy of The Ireland Family)

Facebook: Pilar Andrade

Celebrating local women in business and labor for International Women's Day! This photo of Pilar Andrade comes from the Yolo County Archives courtesy of Shipley Walters. In 1961 Pilar & Andrew Andrade started a tamale parlor, El Sombrero, in Woodland. They later developed a tortilla factory & Mexican grocery store at 3rd & Lincoln. This color photo was taken in 1993.

Facebook: Plowing Near Davisville

The city of Davis continues its 100th birthday celebration. Thanks to The Enterprise newspaper for the coverage, including the pictures and article listed below (A horse-drawn plow is ready for work in this early scene near Davisville. John and Bertha Rowe Rogers Collection/ Courtesy of Davis Historical Society).

Facebook: Black History and Multi-Cultural Heritage Celebration

Clarence Van Hook is considered the founder of Black History Day in Guinda

See more photos from the February 11th Celebration on Facebook.

Facebook: Logan Family in Capay Valley

In anticipation and celebration of tomorrow's Black History and multicultural event in Guinda we are sharing this picture and article about Capay Valley residents Green Berry Logan and Mary Dix Logan (and family). The article listed below highlights the history of African American families and their early settlement in the area.

Facebook: 30th Anniversary Lecture in Davis

Bob Bowen receives a plaque of appreciation from Friends of the Yolo Coutny Archives board member, Ryan Baum​.

See more photos from the Davis Centennial Lecture.

Facebook: High Water in Winters

High Water, Putah Creek at the Winters Bridge, 1911

See the high water in Putah Creek at Winters Bridge in 1911.

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Facebook: Knights Landing Flood - 1909

On January 26, 1909 the Woodland Daily Democrat reported on the worsening flood conditions in Knights Landing. The report explained that “the river registered 1...8 feet and 7 inches at 10 o’clock [that] morning.” Some of the homes that were affected by the flood included “the Lilly residence on the Sutter side . . . [which was] undermined and [was] likely to be swept away” as well as the Morris and Crane residences which with “another foot [of water, the river would be brought] into both houses.”

Facebook: 30th Anniversary Lecture in Woodland

Local historian David Wilkinson begins his lecture with a story about how Woodland's original name was Yolo City. David's topic was "Woodland's Architectural History."

David and his wife, Diane Adams, have rehabilitated their Victorian house in Woodland, and David has served on local and statewide preservation organizations. He has written two books on Woodland's history, co-authored and edited a third book, and is working on a fourth.

Facebook: Yolo County Flag

A flag depicting Ceres on an ivory colored field above the golden soil and below the blue sky to represent the County’s agricultural bounty was created in the 1930s to represent Yolo County at the State Fair.

Facebook: Yolo County Map

The Official Map of the County of Yolo - 1908.

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