Category Archives: Robert Thomes

Rancho Rio de los Molinos

This Week in California History (an ever-useful site, maintained by Jim Silverman) tells me that December 20th, 1844, is the date on which Rancho Rio de los Molinos, a 22,172-acre Mexican land grant in present day Tehama County was deeded. … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day with John and Annie

The Bidwells typically spent New Year’s Day making and receiving visits, as was the custom in their day. Very often they were in San Francisco on January 1. Here is an entry from Bidwell’s diary for 1879: Wednesday, January l. … Continue reading

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