Pictured: Western Creameries Company was built in the early 1900's at the foot of First Street in Benicia. At its height, it was the largest creamery west of Denver, producing more than 3 million pounds of butter per year. It was famous for its very expensive and high-quality "Isleton Butter", and its motto "Made yesterday, Sold to-day". But despite churning out an excellent product, Western Creameries Company closed down in 1927.
Luther Gibson (1894-1988) earned the title of Senator for his 18 years of service in the California State Senate from 1949 to 1966, as Solano County’s representative. He was a Democrat from Vallejo and represented the 15th District. Photo courtesy of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
Genealogy Society of Vallejo-Benicia c/o: Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum 734 Marin Street Vallejo, CA 94590