General John Bidwell - Chico, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Free2bme29
N 39° 44.119 W 121° 50.268
10S E 599588 N 4399026
Quick Description: General John Bidwell and his wife Annie E. K. Bidwell are burried together in the Chico Cemetery.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/15/2009 6:15:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM6RYJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rangerroad
Views: 7

Long Description:
The gravesite is located on a large grassy corner in the cemetery. A large boulder with a plaque serves as the headstone.
According to wikipedia, John Bidwell was known throughout California and across the nation as an important pioneer, farmer, soldier, statesman, politician, prohibitionist and philanthropist. He is famous for leading one of the first emigrant parties, known as the Bartleson-Bidwell Party, along the California Trail and for founding Chico, California. John Bidwell became a major in the Mexican American War. He ran for president as the Prohibition candidate in 1892. When he married in 1868, Ulysses S. Grant and President Andrew Johnson were among the guests. The Bidwell Mansion is now a California Historic Park.

Date of birth: 08/05/1819

Date of death: 04/04/1900

Area of notoriety: Historical Figure

Marker Type: Headstone

Setting: Outdoor

Fee required?: No

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Visiting Hours/Restrictions: Not listed

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