May Garden Journal


Mon 2:  Transplanted Cabage
Sowed Onion Seed
rain storm     slight Shower

Tues 3:  Made Beds    drived home Mr. Bidwell
Sowed Onion Seed
Sowed Buck Wheat
Weed peas.  passed  Stage passed up

The note “drived home Mr. Bidwell” is an indication that not only is this journal not written in Bidwell’s hand, but that he wasn’t even present when some of it was written. Bidwell was frequently gone from Rancho Chico — at Marysville, Sacramento, or San Francisco — engaged in business or politics.

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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