Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Benicia, the former capital of California, United States, is situated on the north side of the Strait of Karguenas, in the Bay of San Francisco, and is connected by railway with Sacramento. The harbour is excellent, and the works of the Pacific Steamship Company are near it. The Benicia Boy was the name given to the pugilist Heenan, who fought Tom Sayers (q.v.).