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Wordless Wednesday: Sam Brown’s Cattle in Upper Bidwell Park Jan 11, 1935

Harry Lutz Driving Cattle in Bidwell Park Jan 11, 1935

 

S. Brown's cattle in Upper Bidwell Park Jan 11 1935

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Wordless Wednesday: What Chico Looks Like From Our Ranch

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The Kennedy Ranch

The Kennedy Ranch. Or as we call it today, Sycamore Ranch, or The Chico Ranch. This ranch is still in our family, actually all the ranches mentioned in the article below are still in production.  A portion of it was sold off as an eminent domain in the 1980’s, but for the most part, this ranch is largely intact.  Quite frankly, this is one of the most beautiful ranches in Northern California.

It’s a couple of miles away from downtown Chico, right over the fence from Bidwell Park, and homes have been built on the portion that was taken away. But once you enter the gate, and go over the hill, you feel like civilization and all of your problems are hundreds of miles away. When I am there I imagine what it must have been like when my great grandparents bought it. I’m just starting to uncover the history behind these ranches, but I understand why my family chose to settle, live and die here.

My Mom recently gave me a box of newspaper clippings. This box was from either my Grandfather or from my Great Aunt. It contained mainly clipping about agriculture from 1954, but it did have some gems. These gems included the article posted below and some other clippings relevant to the Family. I’ll be posting them over the next several weeks because they are really cool. This article is about the purchase of the Kennedy Ranch.

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Wordless Wednesday: Don’t Fence Me In

This series of photos are from our Ranch called The Sycamore Ranch.

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