Nifty Fifties

These are the stories of Solano residents and their lives in 1950s California. This is part of the Solano Stories - California of the Past digital storytelling project.

100th Anniversary of Mare Island by Lou Burgelin


1958 Before Change by Verla Chaddick


My World of Work by Herise Francis


Airbase Defense Training by Francisco Martinez


98 Yards to a Record Touchdown by Bill Powell


Hilltop Kids: Golden Gate Recreation Area by James A. Smith Jr.


Clothes Can Mark The Man by Cliff Swartz


My Little Blue Bug by Ron Thorpe



California of the Past is supported in whole or in part by a California State Library grant supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum & Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian with services provided by Media Arts Center San Diego. For more information go to Digital Story Station -