Monthly Archives: December 2014

Dr. James O’Brien of Butte County

So on Saturday my husband and I took our two granddaughters to San Francisco to visit the Museum of the Society of California Pioneers (and the Walt Disney Family Museum) at the Presidio. What a beautiful day! Gorgeous view of … Continue reading

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Christmas with Annie Bidwell

In 1903 Annie Bidwell described the Christmas celebration at the Indian Rancheria on December 24th, and a party she hosted at Bidwell Mansion for friends and family on the 29th. Here are the entries from her diary: Thurs., December 24 … Continue reading

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If You Go to San Francisco . . . .

Be sure to go to Pioneer Hall at the Presidio. The Society of California Pioneers has a new museum location, and their opening exhibit is Circa 1849: Treasures from the Archives.  The exhibit is only on until December 31, so … Continue reading

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The Bear Flag Story

Most of us know the story of how the California flag came to be. But do you know that it might have had quite a different bear on it? In June 1846 a group of Americans banded together to take … Continue reading

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