Pictured: The D.J. Quinn Groceries & Provisions store was located at 716 1st Street in Benicia. In The Retail Grocers Advocate of January 17, 1919, D.J. Quinn is listed as the President of the Benicia Retail Grocers' Association. This photo was taken earlier, probably around the turn of the 20th century, because the building housing the National Theatre had not been built. Also note the muddy streets and hitching posts.
Francisca Benicia Carillo de Vallejo (1815-1891) was born into a prominent family at the Presidio of San Diego in 1815. She married Mariano Vallejo in 1832. The following year, the young couple was posted to the Presidio in San Francisco. The city of Benicia was named in her honor. Photo courtesy of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.