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.”


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:



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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