Dixon Historical Society meeting to focus on town’s dairy history – The Vacaville Reporter

Dixon’s past as a major dairy town will be the subject of the Dixon Historical Society meeting next week.

According to a press release, Dixon was nicknamed “Dairy City” by Sunset magazine in 1914 due to its abundance of dairy farms. Immigrants from places such as Germany, Portugal, Switzerland and Ireland came to Dixon because they found its temperate climate with mild winters and sufficient rains to be well suited for producing alfalfa. intended to feed cows in the dairy manufacturing process. Local dairy farms supplied milk and dairy products to the Dixonites as well as to surrounding areas of Sacramento and the Bay Area, where products were delivered by trucks and trains and kept cool with ice.

The reunion will feature stories shared by the descendants of Dixon dairy farmers about what it was like growing up on a dairy farm. Speakers will include Bill Hull and Cathy Hull Jones, Stuart Rowe, Carol and Rick Sequieria, Dr Peter Timm and Jeanie Vanetti.

Afterwards, President Bill Schroeder will lead regular activities, including an update on the Dixon History Museum and the Officer Showcase 2022-2024.

The meeting will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on October 17 at Dixon United Methodist Church, 209 N. Jefferson St. Guests are welcome to attend. Masks will be encouraged and chairs will be spaced to comply with COVID-19 guidelines.

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