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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: Black and white photo of the Las Plumas Powerhouse from a distance. Photographed from down river, it shows the construction site before the main building was built. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas." Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0093 Digitized by  California Revealed .
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Description: A black and white photo of a long distance snapshot of the power house with all the pipes (penstock) coming down the side of the mountain. The Feather River is at the bottom of photo, with a large area of foamy white spray below the powerhouse. Inscribed on the backside: "Great Western Power Co., Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (3 3/8 x 5 3/8 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0041 Digitized by  California Revealed .
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Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Great Western Power Company, Business and...
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Description: Black and white photo of a close-up of huge pipes intersecting - a study in circular dimensions. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0081 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), californiarevealed
Description: A black and white photo of a very large tower structure with wires attached across top. Men are working at the top. Inscribed on the backside: "Scene of Great Western Power Co. Las Plumas Plant under construction (Later named Big Bend Power Plant.)"; "Tram wagon left"; "486." Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 1/4 x 4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0027 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Great Western Power Company, Las Plumas...
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Description: A black and white photo of a huge gear wheel with a pipe through the middle hanging in the air. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0083 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: A black and white photo of a slightly different view of huge pipes in photo #91-41-81. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0082 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Las Plumas Power Plant, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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Description: Another view of "Turbin # 4" with one rim unfastened. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0080 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), Business and industry--Power--Las Plumas Power Plant,...
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Description: A black and white photo postcard of a long low white building above a set of four large pipes on a very steep hillside. Above the main building other buildings are perched on the hillside. High voltage power poles are barely visible on left. Photo printed on postcard paper stock. Inscribed on the backside: "South Portal Las Plumas Penstock". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Postcard (5 1/2  x 4 1/2 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0010...
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Las Plumas Powerhouse,...
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Description: A black and white photo of a gondola or skip loader, carrying about fifteen men, hanging in the air by cables and a large block and tackle hook. Inscribed on the backside: "Skip"; "Las Plumas." Printed on post card stock. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 1/2 x 4 3/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0051 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), Transportation--Aerial trolley...
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Description: Black and white photo of a hillside at Las Plumas with a long train of railroad cars - some are passenger cars - at the very bottom of the image. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0122 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Transportation--Railroads--Western Pacific, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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Description: Scene of a train derailment. A railroad car is off the track and a dozen men standing on or by the track, and a crane behind the railroad car seems to be in the process of lifting it or pulling it. A young man holding a pick-mat-lock is clearly visible on the right and is looking solemnly at the camera. His hat is shiny as if it had been raining. (See info written on photo #1991-41-128.) Inscribed on the backside: "Feather River Canyon." Source :  1 Page of 1 :...
Topics: californialightandsound, Geography--Valleys, Transportation--Railroads--Western Pacific, Las Plumas...
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Description: Black and white photo of thrust pumps, probably in a different location, with another type of valve next to the pump. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0074 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Las Plumas Powerhouse, Las...
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Description: Black and white photo looking down a narrow gauge railroad track (with boards laying on the ties between the rails). Also, a white tent and several large white canvas covers over lumber piles or supplies. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0124 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), Transportation--Railroads--Western Pacific,...
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Description: A black and white photo of the Las Plumas powerhouse from above, looking up the Feather River with the Western Pacific Railroad track winding to the side of the river to the right. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas PG&E looking up river". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (5 1/2  x  3 1/2 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0016 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Great Western Power Company, Business and...
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Description: Black and white photo of much the same view as 91-41-60, but without a bright light at the back of the tunnel. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0061 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Building and structures--Residences, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
Description: The Great Western Power Co. (Las Plumas) power house with the Feather River in foreground and a mountainside in the background. The penstocks come directly down the center of the image. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas"; inscribed on the front: "G. W. Power Co. copyright 1909, By the Train." Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0098 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Las Plumas Powerhouse, Las...
Description: Black and white photo of an overview of a huge pipe (penstock) going up the mountain. It is apparently under construction. At the top is a horizontal wood road or boardwalk with crisscross beam supports. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0095 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Las Plumas Powerhouse,...
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Description: A black and white photo of a large weir. At top is a wooden barrier holding back a body of water, but permitting water to flow down to a lower body of water. Inscribed on the backside: "Intake PGE". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0003 Digitized by  California Revealed .
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Description: Black and white photo of a rocky snow covered area with a man in a Park Ranger type uniform standing next to a telephone or telegraph pole. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0099 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Las Plumas Powerhouse, Las...
Description: Black and white photo of a hillside (very steep) with an overflow channel coming down the side that looks like it just spills out below (no water in it). Lots of weathered lumber supporting it and scattered below it. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0066 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Las Plumas Power Plant, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
Description: Photo of four men standing on railroad tracks in front of a tunnel. The tunnel entrance is framed with large beams of wood. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0125 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Transportation--Railroads, Las Plumas (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: A black and white photo of a group of seven people sitting on a hillside full of rocks. Inscribed on the backside: "Big Bend Mining Co". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/8 x 4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0047 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Mines and mineral resources--Mines and mining, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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Description: A black and white photo of The "Club House" at Las Plumas, with driveway in front. Lots of trees and top of hill (mountain) in background. The building is like a large home with concrete steps flanked by low walks, to a wide porch under the main roof. There appears to be rolled awnings above three porch sections divided by porch roof supports. Inscribed on backside: "Club House - Las Plumas" and "Fishback Foto Finishing Las Plumas, Calif." Source :  1...
Topics: californialightandsound, Company Clubs and Associations--Las Plumas Social Club, Sports and...
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Description: A side view of the Las Plumas "Club House" or community house in the Feather River Canyon. A row of cottages is visible to the left, across the drive. A road or railroad cut is visible on the hillside above. A phone or electric cable crosses the picture at an angle down to the roof of the club house. Inscribed on the backside: "[J. B. Stansell], Santa Barbara Co. Club - CA. - J. L. Williams"; "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (3 3/8 x 5...
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), Business and industry--Power--Las Plumas Power Plant,...
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Description: Black and white photo of an overview inside powerhouse with the large windows behind. A large cylindrical tank is in center ground, next to a very high wall with high windows. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0087 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Las Plumas Power Plant, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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Description: Black and white photo of another view view of the #2 Exciter Wheel, as in photos #67 and #68 and #69. A full view of a wheel in place with each pair of scoop blades aligned in pairs, in its entirety, standing on edge. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0070 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Great Western Power Company, Las Plumas...
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Description: A black and white photo of an interesting shot of the railroad tracks, built on half trestle on the side of a hill, rounding a bend. Very large pipe is going up the hill from it in lower left hand of picture. Inscribed on the backside: "Construction Great Western Power House, Las Plumas"; "603". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (5 3/8 x 3 3/8 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0046 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Great Western Power Company,...
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Description: B/W photo of a kitchen in disrepair. Wooden flooring town up, other items (possibly wallpaper) scattered on floor and some hanging - torn - on wall. The side of the stove is visible, plus a counter top and towel rack. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 1/4 x 4  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0058 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Interiors, Domestic life--Food preparation,...
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Description: Sepia photo of the south portal of the Great Western Power Co. A long distance shot with building in center and floodways below. A huge pipe is going up the hill, and another building with a crane-like structure higher on the hill, to the right. Printed on post card stock. Inscribed on the backside: "South Portal G. W. Power Co. Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (5 3/8 x 3 3/8 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0045...
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Great Western Power Company,...
Description: Black and white photo of a view down the railroad tracks with a river on the right. There are hills in the background. The valley in front is wide and flat. Vegetation suggests this is in the eastern Sierras. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0126 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Tunnels, Transportation--Railroads--Western...
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Description: A black and white photo of a group of about fifty people - some appear to be in costume. Most are young adults, with a few children. The room is decorated in a canopy of twirled crepe paper. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (8 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0048 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: Black and white photo showing the mountainside at Las Plumas with the river in the foreground. Buildings are seen on the lower level of the mountain with the road leading into them. One is a very large three story wood frame structure with full width balconies on each floor - with at least fourteen rooms (windows showing) on each level. Appears to have been taken prior to construction of the power house. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 :...
Topics: californialightandsound, Geography--Rivers and streams--Feather River, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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Description: Black and white photo of thrust pumps at Las Plumas Powerhouse. A huge piece of machinery in a concrete room. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0073 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Great Western Power Company, Las Plumas...
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Description: Black and white photo of a tunnel with with a bright light at the end and two pipes going through it. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0060 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Building and structures--Residences, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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Description: A black and white photo of four or five teams of horses pulling carts and wagons. On the right edge of the photo are the porches of a white two-story building with full length porch railings with diamond shaped decorative rail supports. (Appears to be a hotel). Printed on postcard stock. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas PGE". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 1/4  x  4 1/8 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0015 Digitized...
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), californiarevealed
Description: A black and white photo of a very large pipe (sectioned) coming down a steep slope. The lower portion looks like it is put in place, but the sections have not yet been telescoped into place. Scaffolding, letters, etc. are around the pipe. Above is what looks like a wooden fence running perpendicular to the pipe, with a tower above and a small shed-type structure off to the side. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas Power Plant"; "638". Source :  1 Page of 1 :...
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), Business and industry--Power--Great Western Power...
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Description: Black and white photo at same location as #91-41-121 - only clearer and the train is shorter and carries freight. Also, there are many more buildings on the hillside above the railroad. Inscribed on the backside: Las Plumas. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0123 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Transportation--Railroads--Western Pacific, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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Description: Black and white photo of a piece of broken machinery, like a blown valve (unscaled). Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0092 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Las Plumas Power Plant, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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Description: Black and white photo of an overview of the inside of the powerhouse, looking down, on four large tanks. A catwalk railing is at upper left. For dimension comparison, a man, very tiny, is in a doorway at the lower left corner. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0089 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Las Plumas Powerhouse, Las...
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Description: Black and white photo of a log crib-type structure filled with what looks like small flat rocks, with a wooden tower base behind it. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0063 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: Black and white photo of the same log crib-type structure as in #91-41-64, from the front angle with pipes (or some pipe device) attached to pull it. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0064 Digitized by  California Revealed .
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Description: Black and white photo of the entrance to a tunnel in rocky area with wooden planks, a ladder and other lumber laying around. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0062 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: Black and white photo of very large spools and drums on a palette, and hanging from a large hook above the powerhouse. The penstocks are visible, running vertically down the hillside on the right. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0096 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Las Plumas Powerhouse, Las...
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Description: Another view of turbin # 4, a wheel showing a heavy steel cable going through the center. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0078 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Las Plumas Power Plant, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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Description: A black and white photo of a view of the side road leading to the Las Plumas Club House with two children on the road and a man standing by the road. This view shows the side facing porch and steps. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas Club House P.G.E.". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 1/2 x 4 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0053 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), Business and industry--Power--Great Western Power...
Description: Sepia photo of a snow scene with five men having a snowball fight at Las Plumas. Two are in suits and ties.There is a house in the background. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 1/4 x 4  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0056 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Residences, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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Description: Black and white photo of a full view view of the #2 Exciter Wheel, as in photos #67 and #68, showing it in its entirety, standing on edge. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0069 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Great Western Power Company, Business and...
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Description: Black and white photo of the same wheel in the air as #91-41-83, from a greater distance, a valley covered with trees below. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0084 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: Black and white photo of a huge pipe hanging from a cable with four men standing on it. Background of mountain with buildings, wooden towers, etc. The structure at lower left is the same as shown in earlier photos of the railroad siding. There is a row of low buildings on the hillside above, and a very steep vertical hillside track at the left. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak...
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Description: A black and white photo of the inside of power plant with two men on the left of a large round horizontal "wheel" with holes in it. Inscribed on the backside: "Construction Las Plumas power plant - Great Western Power"; "624". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 1/4 x 4 1/8 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0022 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Las Plumas Power Plant, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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Description: Black and white photo of a huge wheel with scoop-type blades that are curved like petals. Identified as # 2 Exciter Wheel. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0067 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Las Plumas Power Plant, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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Description: Black and white photo of "#2 Exciter Wheel" with two ropes around it to hoist it. Interesting item is a red area (someone added later). Some of the blades appear to be damaged. Inscribed on the backside: Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0071 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Great Western Power Company, Las Plumas...
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Description: Black and white photo of the same log crib-type structure as in #91-41-64 and 5 from the side showing how it is built on the hillside. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0065 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Las Plumas Power Plant, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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Description: Black and white photo of a cave or rough tunnel with water and two "flow valves" in front of a half wall of concrete blocks (that also go down the "river" portion on the left). Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 3/4  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0059 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Great Western Power Company, Las Plumas...
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Description: Black and white photo of a hillside with parts of the mechanism of a huge pipe and a tall piece above it, with a building behind. Poles and rigging lines are above the pipe. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0075 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Las Plumas Powerhouse, Las...
Description: Black and white photo of a long overview of inside of powerhouse (from ceiling to floor), with a mid-level floor and catwalk. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0088 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Las Plumas Powerhouse, Las...
Butte County Library
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Description: Black and white photo looking at Las Plumas site from above with the railroad and river in the lower right side of photo. This is a side view of the railroad depot buildings. The photo clearly shows the main track, a siding, and a smaller siding just in front of the building. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0120 Digitized by  California...
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Las Plumas Power Plant,...
Butte County Library
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Description: A view from above during construction of the Las Plumas powerhouse. It shows the skeleton of building structure of steel and wood. Workers in various sections are visible with a magnifying glass. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas"; "# 39". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0094 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Las Plumas Powerhouse, Las...
Butte County Library
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Description: Black and white photo of "#2 Exciter Wheel" (portion of) with other attached machinery. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0072 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Great Western Power Company, Las Plumas...
Butte County Library
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Description: Black and white photo of the interior of an early electric kitchen in Las Plumas (probably the club house) with two Asian men - one with folded arms and the other with a large knife cutting something. There is a modern (for the period) stove with six large burner controls. It has large pots on it. On the table is a large pile of plates indicating this is a group or commercial kitchen, not a family home. There is a very large wall vent fan and a ceiling light fixture with early day...
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Residences, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
Butte County Library
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Description: Black and white photo of a Pelton Wheel. Machinery with a large "donut" looking wheel with "Pelton-Francis" on side of it, in raised lettering. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0085 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Las Plumas Power Plant, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
Butte County Library
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Description: Sepia photo of a scene of Las Plumas (residential area) with snow on the ground. Two houses are shown but both are obscured by vegetation. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas"; "17". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 1/4 x 4  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0055 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Community Recreation, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
Description: Black and white photo of another view of the #2 Exciter Wheel. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0068 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Great Western Power Company, Las Plumas...
Butte County Library
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Description: A black and white photo of an eighteen-horse or mule team pulling a flat bed wagon with a huge spool of cable. The wagon has solid wood wheels. The photo is taken from the rear of the wagon, which is on a narrow road cut into the side of a hill. Inscribed on the backside: "Spool of cable for Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (5 3/8 x 3 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0050 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Great Western Power Company,...
Butte County Library
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Description: Black and white photo of turbin # 4 at the Las Plumas Powerhouse - a wheel shaped structure with blades. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0077 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), Buildings and structures--Power generation--Great...
Description: A black and white photo of same view as 91-41-16 but wider. Taken from hillside above Feather River. This photo clearly shows the relationship of the Great Western Power Plant to the buildings at Island Bar and to the railroad on opposite bank of the Feather River. A white footbridge spans the river a little above water level. Inscribed on the backside: "Great Western Power Plant Las Plumas under construction. Island Bar in background, near river, WPRR right";...
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Great Western Power Company, Las Plumas...
Butte County Library
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Description: Sepia photo of Las Plumas of railroad station with railroad cars on the tracks. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0121 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Geography--Rivers and streams--Feather River, Transportation--Railroads,...
Butte County Library
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Description:  Black and white photo of the Big Bend School. The building is made of logs. Inscribed on the backside of the photograph: Big Bend School ca. 1917 or 1918. Building built by early day families of Big Bend, Butte County, California. Teacher, standing in doorway, was Miss Sophie Gerson. She boarded with the Moak and Pinston families. It is said, a local boy by the name of Johnson, did not enjoy school, burned it down. Inscribed on the backside of the catalog card: Dan Johnson a...
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), Education - Elementary Schools, californiarevealed
Butte County Library
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Description: Black and white photo of a large cylindrical tank with lots of pipes emanating from it - gauges next to it suggest it is a pressure mechanism of some kind. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0086 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Las Plumas Power Plant, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
Butte County Library
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Description: A close-up of another view of # 4 turbin. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0079 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), californiarevealed
Butte County Library
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Description: View of the Las Plumas Club House showing front steps, vegetation, and another house behind it to the right. Sepia. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas Club House". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 1/4 x 4 1/8 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0054 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Community Recreation, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
Butte County Library
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Description: Black and white photo of a wooden crate (skip loader), hanging with cargo, above a craggy hillside. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0090 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Las Plumas Powerhouse, Las...
Butte County Library
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Description: Black and white photo of a huge pipe with five smaller ones coming out of it. Probably the top of the penstock. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0076 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Great Western Power Company, Las Plumas...
Butte County Library
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Description: An overview of the Las Plumas Powerhouse, showing a mountainside behind the powerhouse with the railroad tracks in front (with a half-sided car on it) and a large pipe hanging from a cable, perhaps being loaded on from a railroad car. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0097 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Las Plumas Powerhouse, Las...