Fun Fact #13
John Bidwell built the first irrigation ditch in the Sacramento Valley

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Butte County is home to numerous murals and public art pieces. Chico public art program leads the pack with: “Our Hands” (Donna Billick terrazzo sculpture); “Compound History-Compound Images (Lynn Criswell mixed media & oils on panels); “Chico Foothills” (Elizabeth Devereaux stained glass); “Salem Street Art Walls” (Dayton Claudio cast fiberglass, acrylic paint); “Skaters' Gate” (Eddy Martinez-Hood steel gate); “The Century of Flight” (Susan Larsen & Patrick Collentine concrete sandblasted sidewalk); “Downtown Kaleidescope” (Jesus Rameriz digital collage). “99 Dreams:A Mural Project” (Gregg Payne, Chase Moreau); “Beatles” (Greg Payne mural); “Carolyn Shoemaker Bench” (David Barta tiles) Oroville's Heritage Murals include such highlights as “Ishi-Last of the Yahi” - in memory of the last Native American to walk out of the wild in Oroville in 1911; and “Oregon City Bridge” a California Registered Historical Landmark. Gridley also has an impressive collection of murals, highlighted by “Swans,” which honors the bird story of this fine small town. More than a million ducks, 100,000 geese and thousands of other types of bird life fly through annually. To find out mural locations, visit the following sites:http://www.artoberfest.org call or visit the local chambers of commerce at: Chico - (800) 852-8570; - (800) 655-GOLD; Gridley - (530) 538-2542;


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