Would you like to know more about the history of Bidwell Mansion? David Nopel and David Veith have written a wonderful article about the changing fortunes of this icon of Chico history in the Chico News & Review. Check it out.
The Mansion has been saved before from decline and destruction. We can do it again.
The article includes a never-before-published photo of the Mansion under construction. The photo, which is in private hands, shows a corner of Bidwell’s old two-story adobe next to the Mansion, which has scaffolding around it. I’d post the photo here, but I don’t know if I’m allowed to do that.
Go take a look at the article, if you haven’t seen it already. It will make you grateful for those who preserved a central part of Chico’s heritage for us. I hope it will also make you want to add to the effort to save the Mansion again.