Fairfield, California was founded in 1856 by clippership Captain Robert H. Waterman, also known as “Bully Waterman”. Captain Waterman named the land he owned after his former hometown of Fairfield, Connecticut. In 1903, Fairfield, California was incorporated as a city.
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