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The Sculpting of a Valley Landscape: Mining, Agriculture, and the History of the Big Chico, Little Chico, Butte and Dry Creek Drainages

The Sculpting of a Valley Landscape: Mining, Agriculture, and the History of the Big Chico, Little Chico, Butte and Dry Creek Drainages

This presentation traces the historical impact of mining, diversion, and irrigation which combined have re-sculpted south-Chico's major drainages, landscapes, and hydrology. Early maps, land and water claims, legislation and water policy, legal filings and court rulings, and historic-era documents are consulted for a broad-scope look at the early ranchos, their collapse and sub-division, the area's earliest irrigation projects, hydraulic mining and its catastrophic consequences, and the area's massive reconfiguration in response to rice agriculture.

Presenter: Greg White

Chico History Museum
$10/person; Members 10% discount
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM on Sat, 7 Oct 2023

Event Supported By

Chico History Museum
(530) 891-4336
events@chicohistorymuseum.org

Artist Group Info

Greg White
floriekuperman@gmail.com
Chico History Museum
141 Salem Street
Chico, California 95928
5308914336
events@chicohistorymuseum.org