John Bidwell

John Bidwell John Bidwell (August 5, 1819 – April 4, 1900), known in Spanish as Don Juan Bidwell, was an American pioneer, politician, and soldier. Bidwell is known as the founder of the city of Chico, California.

Born in New York, he emigrated at the age of 22 to Alta California (then a part of Mexico) as part of the Bartleson–Bidwell Party, one of the first expeditions of American emigrants along the California Trail. In California, he became a Mexican citizen and a prominent landowner, receiving multiple rancho grants from the governors of Alta California. Following the U.S. Conquest of California, Bidwell went on to serve in the California Senate and then in the U.S. House of Representatives. Provided by Wikipedia
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    Charles Ryskamp, 1928-2010. by Bush, Alfred L., Redford, Bruce, Bidwell, John, 1949-

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    Romantic gardens : nature, art, and landscape design / by Rogers, Elizabeth Barlow, 1936-

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    Romantic gardens : nature, art, and landscape design / by Rogers, Elizabeth Barlow, 1936-

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