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Chico in Butte County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Chico Forestry Station and Nursery

 
 
Chico Forestry Station and Nursery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 8, 2010
1. Chico Forestry Station and Nursery Marker
Inscription. In 1888, the State Board of Forestry established an experimental forestry station and nursery, a companion to the Santa Monica Station established in 1887. The two were the first such stations in the nation. Exotic and native trees were tested and produced for scientific and conservation purposes. The station was operated by the Board of Forestry until 1893.
 
Erected 1972 by California State Department of Parks and Recreation California Division of Forestry and the City of Chico. (Marker Number 840-2.)
 
Location. 39° 44.709′ N, 121° 48.586′ W. Marker is in Chico, California, in Butte County. Marker can be reached from South Park Drive. Click for map. Marker is located near the west parking area of the Chico Creek Nature Center. Marker is in this post office area: Chico CA 95928, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chico Elks Lodge No. 423 Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hooker Oak (approx. 1.2 miles away); United States Submarine Crews Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); Chico Cemetery G.A.R. Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); General John and Annie K. Bidwell Gravesite
Chico Forestry Station and Nursery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 8, 2010
2. Chico Forestry Station and Nursery Marker
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Rancho Del Arroyo Chico (approx. 2 miles away); Chico World War I Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); The Historic Home of Annie and John Bidwell (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chico.
 
Regarding Chico Forestry Station and Nursery. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No, 840-2 on March 20, 1970. Its sister site (Old Santa Monica Forestry Station, No.840) located at the Rustic Canyon Recreation Center in Los Angeles, California was also designated on that date.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,091 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on December 22, 2016.
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