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MORE EXHIBITS AT THE MUSEUM

New and interesting exhibits are being added periodically, both on-line and at the museum.

Discover how Dixon got it's name from the Dickson family in 1868.

 

 

Dickson Family Out For a Spin.

Learn about Dixon's canine movie star; notable phone switchboard; the Bracero Program and so much more.

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Admission is free to the public. Donations are welcome.

  • What Dixon Treasures Do You Have Hidden in Your Attic or Garage or Barn? Donate or loan your historical items to the Museum for others to share.

Visit the museum at 125 W. A St., Dixon, CA  95620

Learn more at the museum!

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Knowledge for All

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

MILK FARM EXHIBIT

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Virtual Exhibits


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Photographs, (Circa 1900) From Glass Plate Negatives.

These photographs were taken by Charles and Adolf Meyer of the Tremont area in 1900 through 1903.  The photographs are of subjects in the Northern California and Pacific Northwest areas. The caption on each photograph is taken from the envelope in which each photographic plate was stored and this is all we know today of the photographed subject, however collectively they speak eloquently of an interesting period of Dixon's history.
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[If you can identify any of these photos, please contact the Dixon Historical Society Historian at: dhs.dixonhistoricalsociety@gmail.com]

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First, A Bit of Photography History

The media produced by this process, was a glass plate on which the photographed image appeared in a negative, as opposed to positive, form.  In photography, a negative is an image usually on a strip or sheet of transparent plastic film (in analog photography) in which the lightest areas of the photographed subject appear darkest and the darkest areas appear lightest.

The photographs presented in this collection are in the positive form, meaning that someone unknown has previously converted the negative glass plate images to the positive form produced here.

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The Meyers' Brothers photographs follow:

(Click on a photograph and use the forward  or back keyboard keys to see the next photo.)

 
001-1-Vaca High School-April 26 1900
001-1-Vaca High School-April 26 1900

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003-3-Willows School House-September 1901
003-3-Willows School House-September 1901

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001-1-Vaca High School-April 26 1900
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