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Butte County Library

The mission of the Butte County Library is to provide all individuals, regardless of age, ethnic background, educational or economic level, with free access to ideas, information, and technology.

Originally established in the Butte County Charter in 1913, the Butte County Library system today consists of six branch libraries and a literacy program. Administrative offices for the Library are located in the Oroville Branch Library. The Library also serves residents through branches in Biggs, Chico, Durham, Gridley, and Paradise. 

Contact Information:

Butte County Library
1749 Spencer Ave.
Oroville, CA 95965
Telephone: (530) 538-7641
Email: buttehistory@sbcglobal.net

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Description: The beginning of Oroville Dam. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1464 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1485 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, Oroville (Calif.),...
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Description: Oroville Dam Site clearing, February 27, 1963. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1468 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
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Description: Oroville Dam Diversion Tunnel #1 with concrete finishing of interior. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1469 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, Buildings and...
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5 x 7 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1483 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1497 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1557 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1498 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
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Description: Oroville Dam construction views - Flooding of Diversion Dam. December 1964. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 6 x 9 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1446 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, Feather River (Calif.),...
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1556 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, Business and...
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1564 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1487 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5 x 8 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1560 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, Business and...
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Description:  Equipment on core of Oroville Dam. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5 x 7 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1559 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, Business and...
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1496 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1563 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam construction,...
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Description:  First (concrete) Pour, Oroville Dam. Shows large crowd staning behind a fence looking down at two workmen as concrete pours from large tank. Print, no negative. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5 x 7 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1482 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
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Description: Diversion Tunnel #1 flowing around Oroville Dam, December 26, 1963. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1472 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, Buildings and...
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1495 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
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Description: Control Panel, Oroville Dam Print. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 7 x 9 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1476 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 4 x 6 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1488 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1499 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam Construction,...
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5 x 7 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1545 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 7 x 9.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1558 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
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Description: Cooling Silo(s), Oroville Dam. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5 x 7 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1478 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 6 x 8 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1484 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
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Description: Oroville Dam, Test Fills, June 27, 1960. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1473 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam Construction,...
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Description: Upper Cooling Silo, Oroville Dam. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5 x 7 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1477 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5 x 7 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1479 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed