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Benicia Solano County California

Benicia, Solano County, PO 22 miles southwest of Fairfield, is located on the northern side of the Straits of Carquinez, 25 miles northeast of San Francisco, on the line of water communication with the interior of the State, and has a tine harbor along its front where the largest sea-going vessels can lie within a few yards of the shore.

Benicia was formerly the Capital of California, and a city of much importance. It is now the government depot of arms and supplies for the military station Pacific Coast, and contains extensive storehouses, magazines, and shops for the facture and repair of army material.

The returning interests are represented by a Cemetery, Flouring Mills, Tanneries, Glove Factories: industries of minor importance. Seven educational institutions of a high order are among which are the St. Augustine's Lite Military College, St. Mary's of the Pacific, Young Ladies' School, St. Catherine's College Young Ladies, and the Benicia Female Seminary the oldest in the State, all holding a high rank and joying popular patronage. Connected with these institutions are libraries accessible to students.

Barrey J J, liquors
Barry James, groceries and liquors
Barry John, wine manufacturer
Blake William, .stoves and tinware
Blume Joseph, U S Army
Breck J Lloyd Rev, Principal St Mary's School
Brown & McKay, tannery
Carney John, liquor saloon
Clyne James, blacksmith and wagon maker
Currier M Mrs, varieties and fancy goods
Dalton Samuel, restaurant
Durner W, merchant tailor
Ewing James', general merchandise
Feige Robert, dry goods
Fischer Joseph, butcher
Folsom Myrick, proprietor Willard's Hotel
Foreman W H, dry goods, boots and shoes,
Haggerty Jeremiah, butcher
Hastings, Tarbox & Danforth, proprietors Warehouse
Heenan M, liquor saloon
Henry James, Martinez and Benicia Ferry
Houghton C B, lumber
Jacobs J J, boot and shoe maker
Jones J W, drugs, groceries, etc
Kelley J Mrs, liquor saloon
Kingstrey Thomas, liquor saloon
Kuhland William, boot and shoe maker
Mallow James, liquor saloon
McBain & McDougal, tannery
McDonell Archibald, postmaster
Mizner Landing B, attorney at law
Moore C J, agent Wells, Fargo & Company, insurance, telegraph agency
Moore &, Cumming tannery
Oppermann ____, tailor and liquor saloon
Perrin ____, blacksmith
Pope Charles li, principal Young Ladies School
Quigg Charles, liquors
Reed J, liquor saloon
Reynolds Ann Mrs, hotel
Rueger & Company, brewery
Stevens G W, general merchandise
Stevens John, liquor saloon
Sweeney M M, stoves, pumps, tinware, etc

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Source: Pacific Coast Business Directory for 1876-78, Compiled by Henry G. Langley, San Francisco, 1875

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