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Visiting Chico, California
Saturday, September 12, 2009

Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park --- #3 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 Bidwells had quite a collection of carriages. These are the originals, not replicas!
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Sep 16 2009 06:10 GMT senna3
Great to have these "vehicles" preserved in such an excellent condition!
Sep 16 2009 07:07 GMT Minz PRO
Interesting photograph !
Sep 16 2009 21:25 GMT rescue193uk PRO
supurb colours
Sep 17 2009 02:01 GMT Studio88
Magnificent Color Contrasts ;-)
Nov 09 2009 04:34 GMT larrybenedict
The red and green one looks as if it may have been used to haul water.
Nov 09 2009 04:35 GMT fhelsing PRO
I think you're right. The Bidwell farm and orchards were extensive, and I can imagine that they used a lot of water for irrigation.

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