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Bidwell Flour Mill

Scott Teeple


141 Salem St

The Chico Museum was originally a Carnegie Library. When it was changed over from a library to a museum, the windows had to be boarded up to protect artifacts from light and heat. These boards were unattractive and artist Scott Teeple was asked to paint a mural in the blank spaces.

The mural on the front of the building is a nod to Chico’s past agricultural heritage depicting workers from the flour mill.

The mural on the back of the building is a nod to Chico State’s beginning, Chico Normal School. This mural is also a “then” and “now” of the university.

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141 Salem St, Chico, CA 95928

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