Category Archives: Rancho Chico

Dickey’s Ranch Becomes Bidwell’s Ranch

John Bidwell was not the only American (or other foreigner) in California seeking land. William Dickey and Edward Farwell were after grants, as were several other men. In October 1844 Bidwell and Sutter went to Monterey to discuss the matter … Continue reading

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More about the Rancho Chico Map

This map has the name “B. Cussick, Agt” near the bottom. The name helps date the map. So who was B. Cussick? Bernard Cussick, known as Barney, was born in New York state in 1848. In 1876 he came to … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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