John Bidwell (1819-1900)

John Bidwell was a California pioneer and politician who was born in Chautauqua County, New York. In 1849, he acquired 22,000 acres, north of Sacramento, and for the remainder of his life he was a cultivator of the soil, becoming the most noted agriculturalist of the state. In 1864 he was elected as a representative in the United States Congress.

Date:
1865 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Glass Negative Print
Item#:
MES02688
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
Height:
1407px
Width:
1153px
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