Wednesday, August 22, 2018

California Historical Landmark #840-2

With my job change in the fall of 2016, I haven't been traveling quite as much. Taking advantage of Sharon and Janie being in Wichita, I decided to spend the afternoon tracking down a number of historical markers. I ended up visiting eight markers, including: Hooker Oak [#313]; Old Suspension Bridge [#314]; Bidwell's Bar [#330]; Last Yahi Indian [#809]; Posted Water Notice Site [#831]; Chico Forestry Station and Nursery [#840.2], and; Mother Orange Tree of Butte County [#1043].

Chico Forestry Station and Nursery
California State Historical Landmark #840-2

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This landmark is located in Bidwell Nature Center, Cedar Grove Picnic Area, Cedar Grove and East 8th, Bidwell Park, Chico in Butte County. There are 10 other California State Historical Landmarks in Butte County. The GPS coordinates for this location are 39° 44' 41.8" N 121° 48' 34.2" W.

California Historical Landmark #840-2


In 1888, the State Board of Forestry established an experimental forestry station and nursery. It and the Santa Monica station established in 1887 were the first such stations in the Nation. Exotic and native trees were tested and produced for scientific and conservation purposes. The station was operated by the Board of Forestry until 1903.

California Historical Landmark #840-2

California Historical Landmark #840-2

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