Chico, California

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Chico is the most populous city in Butte County, California, United States.wikipedia
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Butte County, California

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Chico is the most populous city in Butte County, California, United States.
Butte County comprises the Chico, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Bidwell Park

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The city is the cultural, economic, and educational center of the northern Sacramento Valley and home to both California State University, Chico and Bidwell Park, the country's 26th largest municipal park and the 13th largest municipally-owned park.
Bidwell Park is a municipal park located in Chico, California.

Oroville, California

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Other cities in close proximity to the Chico Metropolitan Area (population 212,000) include Paradise and Oroville, while local towns and villages (unincorporated areas) include Durham, Cohasset, Dayton, Nord, and Forest Ranch.
The City of Chico, California is located about 22 minutes northwest of the city, and the state capitol of Sacramento lies about an hour due south.

Cohasset, California

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Other cities in close proximity to the Chico Metropolitan Area (population 212,000) include Paradise and Oroville, while local towns and villages (unincorporated areas) include Durham, Cohasset, Dayton, Nord, and Forest Ranch.
Cohasset (formerly, Keefers Ridge and North Point) is a census-designated place in Butte County, California, United States, approximately 17.7 mi NNE of Chico, California.

Chico Municipal Airport

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They included the arrival of John Bidwell in 1850, the arrival of the California and Oregon Railroad in 1870, the establishment in 1887 of the Northern Branch of the State Normal School, which later became California State University, Chico (Chico State), the purchase of the Sierra Lumber Company by the Diamond Match Company in 1900, and the development of the Army Air Base, which is now the Chico Municipal Airport.
Chico Municipal Airport, often called CMA, is 4 mi north of Chico, in Butte County, California.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

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These include the construction and relocation of Route 99E through town in the early 1960s, the founding of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in 1979—what would become one of the top breweries in the nation —and the establishment of a "Green Line" on the western city limits as protection of agricultural lands.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. was established in 1979 by homebrewers Ken Grossman and Paul Camusi in Chico, California, United States.

John Bidwell

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The City of Chico was founded in 1860 by John Bidwell, a member of one of the first wagon trains to reach California in 1843.
He is noted for having led one of the first emigrant parties, known as the Bartleson–Bidwell Party, along the California Trail, and for founding Chico, California.

Sacramento Valley

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The city is the cultural, economic, and educational center of the northern Sacramento Valley and home to both California State University, Chico and Bidwell Park, the country's 26th largest municipal park and the 13th largest municipally-owned park.
Summers are the dry season, with average daytime temperatures in the upper 80s to mid 90s but triple digits are a common occurrence, especially in the Chico, Redding and Red Bluff area.

Chico Senior High School

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Mansion Park is the high end residential neighborhood adjacent to the Bidwell Mansion, and immediately between the northeast corner of the Chico State campus and Chico High School.
Chico High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school located in Chico, California, United States.

Paradise, California

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Other cities in close proximity to the Chico Metropolitan Area (population 212,000) include Paradise and Oroville, while local towns and villages (unincorporated areas) include Durham, Cohasset, Dayton, Nord, and Forest Ranch.
Paradise is located 10 mi east of Chico and 85 mi north of Sacramento.

South Campus Neighborhood

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South Campus – The South Campus neighborhood is the area bounded by West Second Street, Salem Street, West Ninth Street and the western city limits (which is called "The Green Line").
The South Campus Historic District is a historic district in Chico, California which was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991 through efforts of the Chico Heritage Association.

California State Route 99

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These include the construction and relocation of Route 99E through town in the early 1960s, the founding of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in 1979—what would become one of the top breweries in the nation —and the establishment of a "Green Line" on the western city limits as protection of agricultural lands.
Stockton, Sacramento, Yuba City, and Chico.

Camp Fire (2018)

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Following the 2018 Camp Fire that destroyed much of the neighboring town of Paradise, the population of Chico surged as many people who lost their homes in the fire moved to Chico.
Butte County Sheriff's Department initially reported a partial death count for each community (total 67): 50 in Paradise, 7 in Concow, 9 in Magalia, and 1 in Chico.

Camp Bidwell

During the American Civil War, Camp Bidwell (named for John Bidwell, by then a Brigadier General of the California Militia), was established a mile outside Chico, by Lt. Col. A. E. Hooker with a company of cavalry and two of infantry, on August 26, 1863.
Camp Bidwell was named for John Bidwell, the founder of the nearby town of Chico, California and a Brigadier General of the California Militia.

Maidu

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The first known inhabitants of the area now known as Chico were the Mechoopda Maidu Native Americans.

List of urban parks by size

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The city is the cultural, economic, and educational center of the northern Sacramento Valley and home to both California State University, Chico and Bidwell Park, the country's 26th largest municipal park and the 13th largest municipally-owned park.

Sacramento River

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To the west, the Sacramento River lies 5 mi from the city limits.
Stony Creek joins from the west in Glenn County, near Hamilton City and about 15 mi west of Chico.

Forest Ranch, California

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Other cities in close proximity to the Chico Metropolitan Area (population 212,000) include Paradise and Oroville, while local towns and villages (unincorporated areas) include Durham, Cohasset, Dayton, Nord, and Forest Ranch.
Some residents commute to work in Chico, about fifteen driving miles west on SR32.

California State Route 32

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Nob Hill is the developing residential neighborhood west of Bruce Road and north of Highway 32.
State Route 32 (SR 32) is an east–west state highway in the U.S. State of California which is routed from Interstate 5 in Orland, across the Sacramento Valley and through Chico, through the northern Sierra Nevada, and ending at SR 36 and SR 89 in eastern Tehama County.

Barber, California

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Barber – The Barber neighborhood is a working class residential neighborhood generally south of Little Chico Creek and west of Park avenue.
The Barber Neighborhood is a working class residential neighborhood in Chico, California, generally south of Little Chico Creek and west of Park avenue.

Chico Mall

Chico's largest retail district is focused around the Chico Mall on East 20th Street.
Chico Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Chico, California.

Pleasant Valley High School (California)

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Pleasant Valley High School is a public high school located in Chico, California.

Little Chico Creek

They are named Big Chico Creek, Little Chico Creek, and Lindo Channel (also known as Sandy Gulch, locally).
It flows through Chico and forms the southern boundary of the downtown area.

Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park

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(Bidwell Mansion is 525 The Esplanade.) This convention holds for all the numbered avenues.
Bidwell Mansion, located at 525 Esplanade in Chico, California, was the home of General John Bidwell and Annie Bidwell from late 1868 until 1900, when Gen. Bidwell died.

Diamond Match Company

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They included the arrival of John Bidwell in 1850, the arrival of the California and Oregon Railroad in 1870, the establishment in 1887 of the Northern Branch of the State Normal School, which later became California State University, Chico (Chico State), the purchase of the Sierra Lumber Company by the Diamond Match Company in 1900, and the development of the Army Air Base, which is now the Chico Municipal Airport.
The Diamond Match Company operated plants at Barberton, Ohio; Wilmington, Delaware (now located in the East Brandywine Historic District); Barber, California (later Chico); Springfield, Massachusetts and Cloquet, Minnesota.