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FOR INFORMATION ON MEMBERSHIP IN NATIVE DAUGHTERS OF THE GOLDEN WEST, ANNIE K. BIDWELL PARLOR NO. 168, CONTACT THE RECORDING SECRETARY VIA EMAIL

Meeting Time and Place
2nd Thursday at 7 pm, with social at 6:30 pm
965 Salem St, Chico

4th Thursday of the month (fun meeting) usually 10 am

Annual Dues: $40
Initiation Fee: $7.50

 

ANNIE K. BIDWELL NO. 168 
Instituted December 17, 1908

Chico (Butte County)


The name for the Parlor was suggested by charter Member Helen Sommer Gage in honor of Mrs. Bidwell's love of the city and her many contributions to its people. Mrs. Bidwell was the wife of General John Bidwell, founder of Chico.

The Parlor seal shows the famous Chico Hooker Oak plus the California poppies. The tree stood in part of Bidwell Park and was one the world's largest trees. It was named in honor of Sir Joseph Hooker, famous English botanist. Sir Joseph had visited the Bidwells in Chico. The oak tree was believed to have stood for 1,000 years when it fell on May 1, 1977, during a fierce wind storm. The poppies were added because some of them grew in the fields surrounding the tree.