Pictured: President Theodore Roosevelt came to Vallejo on May 14, 1903 to lay the cornerstone of the Navy YMCA which was located at the northwest corner of Santa Clara and York streets. It was the second oldest YMCA in the United States when it opened in 1904 and the first on the west coast. The building was demolished in 1958.
Photo courtesy of Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum
Vallejo's first woman doctor was Rachel Brown Lain, M.D., who practiced medicine in Vallejo from 1891 until her death in 1918. She was born in Pennsylvania in 1863. She maintained hospital beds in her home at the southwest corner of Marin and Carolina streets. Dr. Lain also owned the first automobile seen in Vallejo, a 1904 Maxwell. Photo courtesy of Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
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