Bidwell Bicentennial Birthday Bash

It’s John Bidwell’s 200th birthday and you are all invited to a free event at Bidwell Mansion on Sunday, August 4th from 4 to 6 p.m. Fun for all!

Come for free Shubert’s ice cream, birthday cake, games, music by the Chico Community Band, and vignettes in the Mansion. Also, burgers for purchase from the Madison Bear Gardens grill.

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The birthday boy doesn’t look a day over 50, does he? Happy Birthday, General!


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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3 Responses to Bidwell Bicentennial Birthday Bash

  1. shella bella wella says:

    I inherited some hand written papers that connects my ancesters to John Bidwell . They did alot of business together.🎇


    • nancyleek says:

      You might consider donating those papers to Chico State Library Special Collections. They have a lot of material on Bidwell’s business dealings. What was the family name? I’m curious if I have seen it.

  2. shella bella wella says:

    Sorry I’m still learning on computers and I just found this..the family names are Benjamin Brown also known as B.B.???..And he changed his name to George Eagleton halfway through his life..((.long story)). His wife was a Dr woman and very well liked for a time I suppose, she was ElRay Brown . He had two daughters .Luella Brown.Laura Brown.he had a brother named James Brown who retired as a barber in Chico . His Son is William Eagleton…and his wife was Lydia Mae Harvey .Eagleton…I’m the fourth Eagleton generation ….in my family .

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