Diseño del Rancho del Arroyo Chico

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California State University, Chico
California State University, Chico, Special Collections Meriam Library
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Chico, California 95929-0295
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Diseño del Rancho del Arroyo Chico
Dates: 1819-1900
Collection Number: MSS 295
Creator/Collector: John Bidwell
Extent: Items: 1 box Linear Feet: .20
Repository: California State University, Chico
Chico, California 95929-0295
Abstract: Diseño del Rancho del Arroyo Chico, handdrawn in 1846, purchase from William Dickey in 1849, was granted and confirmed to John Bidwell in 1859. Deeds, grants and map showing Arroyo Chico (Big Chico Creek), Arroyo Sacramento (Sacramento River), Arroyo Seco.
Language of Material: English


Folder 1a: original. Restricted due to fragility. “A” part 2. Use copy provided.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

Diseño del Rancho del Arroyo Chico. California State University, Chico

Acquisition Information

Butte County Probate Records, # 1187, Butte County Superior Court

Scope and Content of Collection

Contains deeds and land grants from Spanish and Mexican governments, and California government for the ownership of Rancho del Arroyo Chico. In Spanish and English. Begins with land grant of Rancho del Arroyo Chico to William Dickey, November 18, 1844 by Governor Manuel Micheltorena. Hand drawn map showing the natural borders described as the Sacramento River to the east, and to the north along Big Chico Creek. The land grant contains 22,214.47 acres or five square miles. Sets of grants and deeds labeled A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. Decree from the United States to John Bidwell labeled H. Certified by J.W. Mandeville, Surveyor General of the United States for the State of California, on October 31, 1859.

Indexing Terms

Butte County (Calif.) -- Maps.
Sacramento River (Calif.) -- Maps.
Big Chico Creek (Calif.) -- Maps.
Land grants -- California.
Bidwell, John, 1819-1900.
Rancho del Arroyo Chico (Calif.)
Chico (Calif.) -- History.
Butte County (Calif.) -- History.

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