Annie Bidwell
Annie Kennedy Bidwell (1839–1918), with her husband John Bidwell, was a pioneer and founder of society in the Sacramento Valley area of California in the 19th century. She is also known for her contributions to social causes, such as women's suffrage, the temperance movement, and education. Annie Bidwell was a friend and correspondent of Susan B. Anthony, Frances Willard, and John Muir.
Born Annie Ellicott Kennedy, she was the daughter of Joseph C. G. Kennedy, a politician in the Whig party, who served as director of the United States Census for 1850 and 1860. The Kennedy family lived in Washington, D.C. from Annie's 10th year.
Annie Bidwell's strong religious beliefs motivated her to dedicate herself to social and moral causes. From her teenage years, she was associated with the Presbyterian Church. She was later to commission the building of a Presbyterian Church in Chico, California.
Annie Kennedy married John Bidwell on April 16, 1868 in Washington, D.C. Their wedding guests included Elizabeth Cady Stanton, then President Andrew Johnson and future President Ulysses S. Grant. After their marriage, Annie returned with her new husband to his home in Chico, California.
The Bidwell Mansion in Chico is now preserved as a state historic park. While Annie and John Bidwell resided in the mansion, they were hosts to many prominent figures of their era, including: President Rutherford B. Hayes, General William T. Sherman, Susan B. Anthony, Frances Willard, Governor Leland Stanford, John Muir, and Asa Gray.
Annie was concerned for the future of the local Mechoopda native Americans during the life of her husband, and was active in state and national Indian associations. An amateur botanist, Annie Bidwell collected the first known specimen of a small annual plant which was then named Bidwell's knotweed (Polygonum bidwelliae), after her.
After her husband's death Annie remained a beloved citizen of Chico, the town her husband founded.
Her final act of benevolence was to donate to the city of Chico on July 10, 1905, some 2,238 acres (almost ten square miles) of land, along with a Children's Park in downtown Chico. Since then the land has remained in the public trust and is now known as Bidwell Park.

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Chico City Attorny's Letter Answers Questions Regarding Annie Bidwell's Will.
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Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park is a beautiful, three-story, 26 room Victorian House Museum that stands as a memorial to John and Annie Bidwell.
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Writing the Range: Race, Class, and Culture in the Women's West
Writing the Range: Race, Class, and Culture in the Women's West
Elizabeth Jameson, Susan Hodge Armitage, 1997
Annie Bidwell, whose story is told here, was an exemplar of the nineteenth- century Euro- American female humanitarian reform impulse. She worked diligently to introduce Christianity and domesticity to the Maidu and Bahapki Indians who ...
Annie Kennedy Bidwell: an intimate history
Annie Kennedy Bidwell: an intimate history
Lois Halliday McDonald, 2004
Like her husband, Annie Bidwell was a Founder. Historian Lois Halliday McDonald has recovered for us the splendor and moral purpose of an engaged and value-oriented American life.
Directory of Historic House Museums in the United States
Directory of Historic House Museums in the United States
Patricia Chambers Walker, Thomas Graham, 1999
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A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir
A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir
Donald Worster, 2008
Environmental writer and professor Worster (Dust Bowl, Nature's Economy) presents the inspiring story of John Muir, who rebelled against orthodoxy and became one of the founders of modern environmentalism. Born in 1838 in Scotland, Muir's family emigrated to Wisconsin when he was ten. For the next 12 years, he labored on his family's...
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How did John and Annie Bidwell celebrate Christmas? Well, for one thing, it didn't go on all month like it does for us. Bidwell doesn't usually mention Christmas in his diary entries until a few days before December 25th. For instance, here is Bidwell's diary entry for December 22, 1873: Mon. December 22. Began laying…
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Left: Henry Weatherbee Henshaw, c. 1893. John Bidwell and party, pausing to rest beside the oaks. Right: April 8, 2007. Easter Sunday family outing in the Alligator Hole Parking Lot, Upper Bidwell Park, Chico, Ca. John Bidwell was one of...
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It's pink! The Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park in Chico is pink! It's a beautiful, three-story, 12,000 square foot, 26 room Victorian House that stands as a memorial to John and Annie Bidwell. The overall style of the three-story brick structure is that of an Italian Villa, and cost around $60,000 at the time of construction.
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I had a job out of town on Friday, so I took the opportunity to check out a hiking area in Chico, which also happens to be the home of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company (more on that later!) I consulted with a few of my Sacramento friends who had previously lived in Chico about where…
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