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Chico(chē`kō), city (1990 pop. 40,079), Butte co., N Calif., in a region noted for its almond and walnut production; inc. 1872. Olives, kiwi fruit, grain, and nursery stock are also grown, and cattle are raised. Principal manufactures are processed foods, aircraft parts, and beer. California State Univ. Chico is there. Lassen Volcanic National ParkLassen Volcanic National Park,
106,372 acres (43,081 hectares), N Calif., at the southern end of the Cascade Range. Proclaimed as Lassen Peak and Cinder Cone national monuments in 1907, the two were incorporated into a new national park in 1916.
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