Address is 21659 Adobe Road in Red Bluff. Park phone number is (916) 529-8599. Plaque 1 is right off I-5 South in Red Bluff. Plaque 2 is in the William B. Ide Historic Park, which is where the actual site is. Drive down the road pointed to by Plaque 1, approximately 0.8 miles.
This monument, restored adobe house, and other buildings are a memorial to William B. Ide, commandant of the Bear Flag Revolt of 1846. Ide, with a group of other pioneers, having learned that Mexican officials were planning to drive all Americans out of California, marched to Sonoma, captured Mexican General Vallejo and declared California an independent republic. Three weeks later, American forces landed at Monterey and raised the American Flag, making California a territory of the United States.
William B Ide Adobe
Built about 1850 by General Ide, who came to California with his family in 1845. Helped organize the revolt against the Mexican mandate requiring Americans to leave California, and was first and only president of the California Republic under Bear flag Party Proclamation.
Historical Landmark No. 12
Department of Public Works - Division of Highways
William B. Ide Adobe
This adobe house, built by William B. Ide reputedly about 1850, represents a typical frontier structure of the American period. Ide, who came to California with his family in 1845, was the first and only president of the California Republic under the Bear Flag Party Proclamation of June 14, 1846.
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 12
Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with Berendos Parlor No. 23, Native Daughters of the Golden West, May 1, 1960
Base built and plaque remounted by Trinitarius Chapter No. 62 E Clampus Vitus April 28, 1984.