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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: Municipal Auditorium, Oroville Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 3.5 x 5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-063F Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Community Recreation, Oroville (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
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Description: Photo of an orange grove with a farmer in the foreground, a house on the right hand side, two very tall palms. In the background, but very faint, is a tall electric power tower. Inscribed on the backside: " Oroville orange grove". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0170 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Agriculture--Crops--Fruit--Oranges, Oroville (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: Sign on building across street: Paul L. Roberts groceries, hardware, notions. Inside Chico Soda works. Red Crown Gasoline. Please have exact fee ready. On side of car: Sacramento Northern Railway. Old photo file card reads: "Snapshot old street car Chico-Vecino run with Motorman Oral Sweem". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 3 x 4.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095II Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and Industry--Beverages, Bottling--Chico Soda Works,...
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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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Description: An olive grove with a large (but short) palm in foreground (bottom looks like a pineapple) and the palm fronds are like ferns. Sepia photo. Inscribed on the backside: "Oroville olive grove". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0174 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Agriculture--California, Oroville (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: Black and white photo of a man standing in a concrete room or tank that is part of the fish ladder on the Feather River. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph  Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0106 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Fish ladders, Wildlife--Fish, 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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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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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: Monument at Hamilton Bend - printed in Days of Old, Days of Gold, p. 21. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5 x 7 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-0377 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Landmarks and monuments--Historic sites--Hamilton townsite, Hamilton,...
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 3.5 x 5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-063C Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Education - Elementary Schools, Bidwell Bar, californiarevealed
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Description: View of an olive grove in Oroville - a road in the orchard with an early roadster coming toward camera. Inscribed on the backside: "Olive grove- Oroville". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0166 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Agriculture--California, Oroville (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: View of an olive grove in Oroville, looking straight on. Inscribed on the backside: "Olive grove- Oroville". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0164 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Feather River Canyon (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: View of an olive grove in Oroville, looking down a row. Inscribed on the backside: "Olive grove - Oroville". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0165 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Feather River Canyon (Calif.), californiarevealed