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2016 Bidwell Family Association Reunion — Chico, California On July 21, Bidwells began arriving in Chico, CA for the 2016 BFA Reunion.  There were 32 attendees from eight states and 12 first time reunion attendees.  Oxford Suites in Chico served as the reunion hotel offering the attendees wonderful accommodations, delicious breakfasts and an evening reception

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2015 Bidwell Family Reunion Twenty-nine Bidwell cousins representing 12 states and Canada attended the reunion from June 25–29. Activities began on Friday morning with the annual BFA Board of Directors meeting.  After a very productive meeting, all reunion attendees gathered for a delicious buffet luncheon.  After lunch, we boarded our bus for the short trip

2014 Reunion — Phoenix, Arizona

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2014 Bidwell Family Reunion Thirty-one Bidwell cousins gathered in Phoenix, Arizona at the Embassy Suites Phoenix-Biltmore for the 2014 BFA Reunion.  Reunion attendees came from 13 states and as far away as Australia! Activities began with a trolley ride through the city of Phoenix and Scottsdale.  We enjoyed a delicious box lunch as our guide

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   2013 Bidwell Family Reunion Stockbridge, Massachusetts was the setting for the 2013 BFA Reunion.  Thirty Bidwells representing thirteen states and Canada attended the reunion from September 5-9. The Red Lion Inn, which has been welcoming guests to the Berkshires of MA since 1773, was our host hotel.  The guests enjoyed accommodations in rooms decorated

2012 Bidwell Family Reunion

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2012 Bidwell Family Reunion Alexandria Bay, New York was the setting for the 2012 BFA Reunion.  Forty-eight Bidwells representing 11 states and Canada attended the reunion from June 7 –11, 2012. The Riveredge Resort was our host hotel for the reunion.  The hotel located on the waterfront of the St. Lawrence River and a beautiful

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2011 Bidwell Family Reunion Bidwell cousins gathered in Ft. Myers Beach, Florida for the annual BFA reunion from June 9 — 13, 2011. The annual BFA Board of Directors meeting was held Friday morning.  After lunch on our own, we boarded the bus to depart for the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.  We enjoyed a

2010 Bidwell Family Reunion

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2010 Bidwell Family Reunion The weekend of June 24-27, fifty-two Bidwells gathered in Lancaster, PA.  We represented twelve states and Canada. The primary purpose of our annual reunions is to renew friendships with our (mostly) distant relatives and to welcome newcomers to our extended family.  Anyone who is a member of any Bidwell line, or

Reunion 2009

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On Thursday June 25th, 46 Bidwells from eight states began to gather in Branson, Missouri, for a jam-packed weekend filled with shows, excursions, food and even time to learn more about the BFA and each other. Shows ranged from Dixie Stampede to the Passion Play to the Jim Stafford Show. Tours began with Ride the

Reunion 2009 Schedule

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Meet your cousins and celebrate your Bidwell Connections at the 2009 Bidwell Reunion in Branson, Missouri. Thursday June 25, 2009, through Sunday night June 28, 2009, at The 1st Branson Inn, 2719 W. Highway 76, Branson, MO 65616. Check it out at www.1stinnbranson.com This year’s registration will be handled differently. It is a package deal. The

Reunion 2008

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Early-arriving Bidwells from North Carolina, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Ohio, Kentucky, Washington, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Florida began to gather late Thursday afternoon, June 12, visiting with old friends and newcomers, and roaming the hotel lobby. By the next afternoon others representing Minnesota, New York, Ontario, Iowa, and Oklahoma had arrived. Some highlights of the Board meeting,

Reunion 2007

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On June 22nd, 60 Bidwells from 16 states and Canada descended on Asheville, NC, for our annual reunion. Don Bidwell, Grove City, OH, was elected to succeed Larry Bidwell of Raleigh, NC, as President of the Association. Jim Bidwell, OH, Zeb Bidwell, IA, & Ruth Tyrol, CT, were elected to the Board of Directors. The

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