Monthly Archives: November 2014

Time Capsule Contents Revealed

The “time capsule” found in the base of the pioneer monument in Chico was opened today at Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park. The box is made of copper and was sealed with lead solder. Inside was a paper scroll, yellowed … Continue reading

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More about the Time Capsule

The Gridley Herald for October 21, 1925, published an account of the pioneer monument dedication, but does not mention the time capsule hidden in the base. With appropriate ceremonies and before hundreds of residents of Butte County, together with representative … Continue reading

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Tiime Capsule Time!

Haven’t you always wanted to see a time capsule opened? Especially if it is a mystery time capsule. with no record of who planted it or what is inside? Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park has it’s very own mystery time … Continue reading

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“What Shall I Do?”

John Bidwell sent this letter to Annie in 1880, when he was in San Francisco and she was visiting her family in Washington, D. C.:             SF Aug 24, 1880 My Dear Wife By the bye. The President and General … Continue reading

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John Marsh and John Bidwell

On Thursday, November 4th, 1875, John Bidwell wrote in his diary: Thirty four (34) years ago today I arrive at the ranch of Dr. John Marsh near Mt. Diablo – party consisted of 32 men l woman and child. John … Continue reading

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