Monthly Archives: July 2012

Party Time!

An Invitation from the General: Join my friends in celebrating my birthday on August 5, 2012 at my home, Bidwell Mansion. There will be cake, Shubert’s ice cream, music and fun. It’s been 193 years since I was born in … Continue reading

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Major Bidwell in 1849

In 1849 Edward Washington McIlhaney of Virgina joined a company heading for the gold fields of California.  Arriving in the Sacramento Valley on the 1st of October, some members of the company set out northward to the Shasta Mines. McIlhany … Continue reading

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Bidwell’s Fourth of July

Here’s an entry from the General’s diary for July 4, 1877: Fine cool pleasant day. = Callers: J.W. Gilkyson to excuse committee about calling on Bonte – Haley (Ed. Enterprise) to see Bonte – Mr. Ellis to dine – Rich … Continue reading

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