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American Legion Dixon Post 208
Gregg Coppes

Wayne Holland, Commander
1305 North First Street
Dixon, CA 95620

American Legion Hall- Peets Coffee! Lunch Served Daily- Every Friday, All You Can Eat Fish Fry- Discounts for Veterans-Hall Rentals for Weddings, Receptions, Birthdays!

P.O Box 55
Dixon
CA
95620
http://dixonpost208.com/
(707) 678-6308
Jan-2010
Bud’s Pub & Grill
Bud Fanning

Bud’s Pub and Grill, located in downtown Dixon offer’s a private dining room seating upto 50 people. And they also offer a private hall rental at “The Olde Vet’s Hall” located acroos the street from the Woman’s Improvement Park in Downtown Dixon. So if you are looking to host a private party or an event that caters to a large number of people, look no further than Bud’s Pub & Grill.

One of the busiest intersections in our town of Dixon has always been the corner of First and A streets. It was the main thoroughfare for travelers from Vacaville, Rio Vista and Sacramento in years gone by. Bud’s Pub & Grill and Catering sits on a very historic corner.In and around 1870, when most businesses were making the big move from Silveyville to the new town of Dixon, A. Kirby, a young pharmacist for W. A. Trafton, decided to reestablish himself in the new town and chose the southwest corner of First and A Street. The building was moved by huge rollers drawn by mules the distance of about three miles.The original building was of wood and was part of or adjoined by the I.O.O.F. Lodge Hall. In November of 1883, a great fire erupted on B Street and was swept by the north wind across town destroying the west half of the business section including the Kirby Drug Store. The I.O.O.F. Lodge rebuilt a two story brick structure on this location and the lower corner was leased to a saloon keeper. A photo, circa 1895, shows a corner view of the saloon with an advertisement for Buffalo Beer for 5¢.In 1922, shortly after Prohibition laws were being enforced, this corner was transformed into a grocery store. In 1928, the new grocers were Brewen, Coleman & Lucas. In 1931, the Corner Cafe opened for business with Joe Young in charge. He had come over from China at the age of 30 and had a restaurant in Davis. After his death a year later, his wife continued to operate the cafe until the business was purchased by Tom Wong in 1936.The establishment continued as the well-known Corner Cafe until it became known as Frank’s in 1969 under the guidance of Frank Fong. Several renovations occurred under the new proprietor and then, in 1980, Wally Munoz took over the business and made additional changes to include some weekend entertainment. However, Wally then sold the place back to Frank, who, along with his wife Rowena, continued a successful business until his death in 1995. His wife continued to operate the cafe until its sale to the present owners, Bud and Cherie Fanning, in January of 1996. It has been the Fannings goal to present an exterior and interior atmosphere of the 1890s–in fact, they were the first to recreate the 1890s look in the downtown area.

Bud’s Pub & Grill and Catering is a place of history and good taste!

100 S. First St.
Dixon
CA
95620
http://www.budsdixon.com/
(707) 678-4745
(707) 678-4755
June-2006
Jess Jones Vineyard
Jess Jones

In 1997 Jess Jones decided to plant his “test” vineyard on the family farm just
south of Dixon.  He planted six varieties of wine grapes – Merlot, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, and Sangiovese – to see how each
would grow and produce wine grapes in his fertile soil with the cool delta climate.
He found that all six varieties did quite well here!

Although Jess sold most of his early grapes to other winemakers, his first wines
(Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon) were produced from his 2000 harvest.  They
were a surprising success!

During all of these years, Jess has been studying winemaking at U.C. Davis and
attending various conferences and conventions.  He began producing his own
attending various conferences and conventions.  He began producing his own
wine in 2004.   Jess Jones Vineyard currently has 9 different wines – 4 dry wines
(Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir), 3 dessert wines, and
2 ports –  all available for your drinking pleasure!

6496 Jones Rd
Dixon
CA
95620
http://jessjonesvineyard.com/
(707) 678-3839
(707) 678-3898
Aug-1990
Olde Vets Hall
,
Bud & Cheri Fanning
231 N. First St
Dixon
CA
95620
(707) 678-4745
Jan-2013
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8151
Nelson Reyes

The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service: Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans’ pension for them,and they were left to care for themselves.

In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations with what would become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. By 1915, membership grew to 5,000; by 1936, membership was almost 200,000.

Since then, the VFW’s voice had been instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, creating a GI bill for the 20th century, the development of the national cemetery system and the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, VFW won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America’s active-duty service members, and members of the Guard and Reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The VFW also has fought for improving VA medical centers services for women veterans.

Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, the VFW in 2005 became the first veterans’ organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010.

Annually, the 1.9 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliary contribute more than 8.6 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week.

From providing over $3 million in college scholarships and savings bonds to students every year, to encouraging elevation of the Department of Veterans Affairs to the president’s cabinet, the VFW is there.

231 N. First Street
Dixon
CA
95620
http://www.dixonvfw.com
(707) 685-0493
Mar-2010