Visiting Chico, California
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park --- #1 of 5
The city of Chico was founded by John Bidwell, who settled in the area in 1843. John and his wife, Annie, lived in this beautiful mansion, which served as a social and cultural center.
The State Historic Park contains a visitor's center and a museum, and there's a guided tour of the mansion. It's a lovely place, with beautiful furnishings, and if you're in the area you should try to take this tour.