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Benicia has a long and colorful history:
When Robert Semple founded the town in 1846 he named the town 'Francisca' after the wife of Gen. Mariano Vallejo, who had given him half-title in the land. But that was too close to San Francisco, a name later adopted by a nearby 'burg, so they changed it to her second name, 'Benicia.'
Benicia was the first city in the new state of California to be incorporated and at the same time was named the county seat of Solano County. For a time it was the capitol of California, before the legislature moved to Sacramento.
Benicia became known as 'The Athens of the West' for the large number of schools there, including the first setting of Mills College.
U.S. Grant, William Tecumsah Sherman, Jack London and Stephen Vincent Benet all lived in Benicia at one time.
Concepcion Arguello, the first native Californian to become a Dominican nun, and one-half of a pair of star-crossed lovers known from California to Russia is buried here, where she lived and taught at the Dominican school after the death of her Russian suitor, Count Nikolai Rezanov.
Your goal is to note the text of the plaque at these coordinates and e-mail me with this information:
1) What famous author is commemorated here.
2) Which of his works are mentioned?
3) What conveyance is commemorated on the granite marker across the street to the west?
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Last Updated: on 1/30/2018 7:14:53 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (3:14 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum