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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.

William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park
Wikipedia: Red Bluff, California

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Valley oak at the Ide Adobe near Red Bluff

Valley oak at the Ide Adobe near Red Bluff

An huge 400 year old valley oak spreads over the historic Ide Adobe. The tree was estimated to be over 200 years old when the adobe was built in Mexican California.

William B. Ide Adobe State Historical Park, Red Bluff, California

Date photographed: July 28, 2013
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Ide Adobe on the Sacramento River

Ide Adobe on the Sacramento River

The Ide Adobe is right on the Sacramento River near Red Bluff. Before there were roads the river was the easiest way to travel.

William B. Ide Adobe State Historical Park, Red Bluff, California

Date photographed: July 28, 2013
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Inside the Ide Adobe

Inside the Ide Adobe

Inside the historic Ide Adobe near Red Bluff, furnished to look as it might have at the time of the Bear Flag Revolt.

William B. Ide Adobe State Historical Park, Red Bluff, California

Date photographed: July 28, 2013
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