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.”
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:
Hey, check it out– you live on Bidwell Avenue!
I know! That’s my next blog post.
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.
I’d like to know that too. I want to write more about So-wil-len-no.