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Benicia, CA

Solano County, California, 1860

Benicia, Ca., Salano co. On the strait between San Pablo and Suisum Bays, about 40 m. N. E. from San Francisco.  Ships of the largest size can lie here close to the town, which is laid out on a handsome slope, towards the hills.  It is a port of entry, with an arsenal, navy station, and docks of the Pacific Steam Packet Co. for refitting their steamers. (Gazetteer of the United States of America, 1854)


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