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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:  Old School house on Oroville - Quincy road. Old card reads "Old abandoned school house on old Oroville Quincy Road between Bush (sic) [Brush] Creek and Mountain House. W.R. Parker, past Pres. of Butte County Historical Society holds up old agate marble he found in the dooryard." Print only Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 3.5 x 5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-3715 Digitized by  California Revealed .
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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 .
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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...