Rancho Chico Map

On my recent trip to the Bancroft Library I looked at this “Map Showing the Subdivisions of the John Bidwell Rancho,” which is in the Bidwell Family papers there.  I don’t think Meriam Library has a copy of this, or if they do, it hasn’t been digitized. They do have a negative image of one section, titled “Map of the Seventh Subdivision of the John Bidwell Rancho.”

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Map of the Subdivisions of Rancho Chico

The map is not dated, although based on the name B. Cussick, I think it is from around 1898. If anyone knows more about this map and when it was made, I’d like to know. Here is a close-up of the title portion:

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About nancyleek

Nancy is a retired librarian who lives in Chico, California. She is the author of John Bidwell: The Adventurous Life of a California Pioneer.
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4 Responses to Rancho Chico Map

  1. Hey, check it out– you live on Bidwell Avenue!

  2. Sandy Hill says:

    There are some maps of early subdivisions recently discovered out at the Patrick Ranch Museum. I don’t know if they are this early. I can check. Also I am trying to figure out just when SO-WIL-LEN-No was named. I hope I can find out more information at the new records office in Oroville. This is a great map, Nancy. Thank you for sharing.

    Sandy Hill

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