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Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 39° 43.945 W 121° 50.602
10S E 599115 N 4398698
Quick Description: Home of John and Annie Bidwell, founders of Chico
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/5/2007 7:51:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM1GMQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member WalruZ
Views: 58

Long Description:
The 26,000-acre Rancho Chico was purchased in 1845-50 by John Bidwell. In 1865 he began construction of the mansion, which in time became the social and cultural center of the upper Sacramento Valley. It was through his advancement of agriculture, however, that Bidwell made his greatest contribution. Plants from all over the world were introduced to Rancho Chico to open the door to California's present agricultural treasure house.
Marker Number: 329.00


County: Butte

Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park, 525 The Esplanade, Chico

Website: [Web Link]

Has Official CA Plaque: Not Listed

Marker Dedication Date: Not listed

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