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

William B. Ide’s Public Service

 
 
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By Gene Russell, February 9, 2006
1. William B. Ide’s Public Service Marker
Inscription.  
Early California pioneer, member of original Bear Flag Party organized June 1846 in Colusi County, since changed to Colusa. As first and only president of "California Republic", issued, on June 18, 1846, historic proclamation.

Held other offices which he administered with honor and distinction: Justice of Peace at Tehama 1846; served in Colusa County, 1851, as Deputy Clerk, Associate Justice, Court of Sessions; Treasurer, and Judge in 1852.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law EnforcementPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
 
Location. 39° 40.564′ N, 122° 0.322′ W. Marker is in Glenn, California, in Glenn County. Marker is on California Route 45, 0.7 miles north of Route 28, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glenn CA 95943, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gianella Bridge (approx. 5.3 miles away); Bayliss Library (approx. 6.8 miles away); William Semple Green (approx. 8.2 miles
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By Gene Russell, February 9, 2006
2. William B. Ide’s Public Service Marker
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away); Pioneer Homesite (approx. 8.8 miles away); The Historic Home of Annie and John Bidwell (approx. 9½ miles away); The Life and Times of John Bidwell (approx. 9½ miles away); Chico World War I Memorial (approx. 9½ miles away); Rancho Del Arroyo Chico (approx. 9½ miles away).
 
More about this marker. Located at the turnoff to the Monroeville Cemetery which has restricted access because it is behind private property. A new William B. Ide gravestone was installed in 2014.
 
Regarding William B. Ide’s Public Service. During the Bear Flag Revolt, from June 14 to July 9, 1846, a small group of American settlers in California rebelled against their Mexican government and proclaimed California an independent republic. The republic was short-lived because soon after the Bear Flag was raised, the U.S. military began occupying California, which went on to join the union in 1850. The Bear Flag became the official state flag in 1911.
 
William B. Ide Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Gene Russell, 2014
3. William B. Ide Gravestone
With the original Bear Flag design.
William B. Ide Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Gene Russell, 2014
4. William B. Ide Gravestone
Monroeville Pioneer Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Gene Russell, March 18, 2006
5. Monroeville Pioneer Cemetery
California State Flag image. Click for full size.
6. California State Flag
Honors the short-lived California Republic.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 3, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.

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