Fun Fact #65
Paradise is known for "Gold Nugget Days", an annual event held in April.



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Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park



The 1868 mansion is a beautiful, three-story, 26 room Victorian House that stands as a memorial to John and Annie Bidwell. When constructed, Bidwell Mansion featured the most modern plumbing, gas lighting and water systems. The overall style of the three-story brick structure is that of an Italian Villa, an informal, warmly romantic style. The buildings exterior is finished with a pink tinted plaster.
John Bidwell was known throughout California and across the nation as an important pioneer, farmer, soldier, statesman, politician and philanthropist.

Annie Ellicott Kennedy Bidwell, the daughter of a socially prominent, high ranking Washington official, was deeply religious, and committed to a number of moral and social causes, including the suffrage and prohibition movements.

The Bidwells used the Mansion extensively for entertainment. Some of the guests that visited Bidwell Mansion were President Rutherford B. Hayes, General William T. Sherman, Susan B. Anthony, Frances Willard, Governor Stanford, John Muir, and Asa Gray.






Address:
525 Esplanade, Chico

Phone: (530) 895-6144
Hours:
Tours operate daily

Handicap Access:No



 
   
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