Street paving operations began in downtown Chico in 1910. Workers are busy in this photo getting ready to pave a section of Main Street. Photos like this from the John Nopel and Randy Taylor collections can be seen at the Chico Museum exhibit “One Hundred Years of Chico History.” (Courtesy of Chico Museum)
Visit the Bidwell Mansion, a beautiful, three-story, 26 room Victorian House Museum that stands as a memorial to John and Annie Bidwell. The Mansion is open Mondays 12pm to 5pm. Sat. & Sun. 11am to 5pm. Tours start on the hour and run 50 minutes.