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The Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park is a historic site and state park in Chico, California. It features the Bidwell Mansion, a well known historic landmark.

Built in 1865, the Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park was constructed for John Bidwell and his wife Annie Ellicott Kennedy. It was a part of his 26,000-acre Rancho del Arroyo Chico. During the family?s stay at the house, it became a social and cultural center of the area, hosting regular parties and gatherings all the time. Later on, from 1925 to 1935, it served as a dormitory for the Chico State Teachers College Students and became known as the Bidwell Hall.

Today, the Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park is a state park with the mansion serving as a museum. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated as California Historical Landmark #329.
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