Two interesting websites just added that should be of interest to local history buffs. The first link is to the Dixon Public Library archives, which contains a treasure-trove of local historical information to include oral histories and Ardeth Reidel's "Brevities" and the second is the link to the 1885 through1886 county business directory of Humboldt, Marin, Napa, Yolo, Lake, Solano, Mendocino, and Sonoma counties. The two links are:
1. Ardeth Reidel's "Brevities is a HUGE extraction from most of the existing Tribune issues from 1874 through 1950 or so, and it is searchable. This database is remarkable for both its size and the scope of non-business related information, although there is some business-related information is included.
2. To the eight County Business Directory for the period 1885 through1886.
The Business Directory is of value if you are looking for a business or business proprietor in the eight counties in the period of 1885 through1886.