Virtual Guidebook to the Sacramento Valley
Red Bluff
Tehama County California

This charming small adobe on the banks of the Sacramento River may (or may not) have been the home of William Ide.

Ide was a participant in the Bear Flag Revolt in Sonoma in 1846, which led to California becoming part of the United States. He liked to say that he had been the President of the California Republic, which lasted for 26 days.

One of my favorite things about the Ide Adobe was the huge Valley Oak. Unfortunately, in July 2014 the 400 year old oak suddenly collapsed, losing all its major branches at once, and the remaining snag had to be removed.


Historic adobe on the Sacramento River, William B. Ide Adobe State Historical Park, near Red Bluff

(May 4, 2001)

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