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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 1957 Air raids Population Explodes Air masks World War II starts Nut Tree Closes Evacuees were sent to host families, their new homes were called billets. Some children ended up in the wrong places, sometimes evacuees just stood in a line, and local people picked which children to take. Though evacuees missed their homes,many enjoyed the country. Although children felt sad saying goodbye to their families, the childrenwent to school and make friends. Thousands of children left home for thefirst time as evacuees 1961 School lessons and exams went on, children also learned 'air raid drill' and how to put on a gas mask. They were of black rubber and it was very difficult to breathe. The smell of the rubber and the disinfectant made some people sick. 1961 Birth of Fiesta Days The Premium Outlets stands as one of the greatest retail hot spots in all of California. Not only do the outlets bring hundreds of thousands of visitors from California, but they also serve as a populardestination for international shoppers as well. 1996 1854 Revolutionary Train Paves The Way Fiesta Days is a special tradition of Vacaville. The festival has a parade, beauty pageants, all while celebratingWestern rodeo and Hispanic culture. = 1,000 Evacuation Beginning of the Outlet Era 1939 - 1945 MYTH BUSTED Refrigerated freight trains were one of the biggest innovations to come to Solano County.It allowed for the widespread shipping of Vacaville's fresh produce World War II "Vacaville" does not come from the Spanish translation of Cow Town. At night, many children slept in air raid shelters. Many families were split up. The shelters were half buried in the ground, with earth heaped on top to protect them from the bombs at night. Air raids made it hard to get a good night's sleep. The second war world two lasted from 1939 to 1945. It was fought in Europe RussiaNorth Africa and Asia and began on 3rd September 1939, when the Prime Minister of Britain, Neville Chamberlain, declares war on Germany. It was fought chiefly between two major alliances: the Axis and the Allies. The countries that were involved were Germany, Italy, Japan that were on the Axis side and Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, India, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia and others that were in the Allies side Arranged by:Joey Combs Director of Social Media at Visit Vacaville
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