Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas Day, 1869

From John Bidwell’s diary for 1869: Sat. December 25.  Christmas – Rained last night with a furious wind – Boys & girls of the town invited and had a high old time – May you have just as good a … Continue reading

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Christmas with the Bidwells, Dec. 23-25

1870 Fri. December 23.  Little cloudy this morning but pleasant – heavy frost and freeze last night- H.W. Cleaveland left this morning for San Francisco – Annie shopping for Christmas presents – Mr. D. Ramage dined with us – Mr. … Continue reading

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Christmas with the Bidwells

How did John and Annie Bidwell celebrate Christmas? Well, for one thing, it didn’t go on all month like it does for us. Bidwell doesn’t usually mention Christmas in his diary entries until a few days before December 25th. For … Continue reading

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