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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 .
Topics: californialightandsound, Education - Elementary Schools, californiarevealed
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Description: Union Hotel Fire in Oroville - printed in Days of Old, Days of Gold, p. 20. Sign for Gales Livery Stable in on the left. Note: Oversized photo Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 7.5 x 12.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-0376 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Hotels and motels--Union Hotel,...
Description: A black and white photo of Las Plumas siding of the Western Pacific Railroad, at the Great Western Power Co. Las Plumas plant under construction directly across river. Also settlement of Las Plumas on hill above locomotive steam. The photo shows the railroad building and siding and the tower shown in other photos in the series, plus showing the settlement buildings on the hillside above. A short five car train is in front of the railroad building and it has a full head of steam....
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Big Bend Powerhouse, Business...
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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: 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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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1458 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Bridges --Middle Fork Bridge, Middle Fork,...
Description: Inscribed on the backside: "This gives The Gold Bank Hoist and Residence at the old Gold Bank Mine near Forbestown. The Hoist building is over the shaft 2,000 feet high. The Mine is laying idle. Jan. 1918". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Postcard  ( 3.5 x 5.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095DD Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Residences, Gold mines and mining--California,...
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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 from the back of the derailed locomotive with a good view of both the crane and the locomotive, as it is being rerailed. The locomotive and cars have fallen down a steep embankment. Inscribed on the backside: "Near MP 222 W.P.R.R. circa 1910-11, rerailing locomotive". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0129 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Transportation--Railroad--Disasters, Feather River Canyon (Calif.),...
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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...
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 6 x 6 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1555 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings & Structures - Dams - Oroville Dam Business & Industry -...
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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: 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.),...
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Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
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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: Black and white photo of a huge dredger in Oroville, resembling a large white three story building. Inscribed on the backside: "Dredger - Oroville". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0171 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Mines and mineral resources--Mines and mining, Oroville (Calif.),...
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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: 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 "#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...
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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: 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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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...
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...
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Description: Bidwell Bar School - primary class Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 3.5 x 5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-063A Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Education--Elementary schools, californiarevealed
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Description: Black and white photo of another view of men working on the derailed train. The crane is more clearly visible in this photo. While the men work together with a long pole, a man in a suit and hat is sitting on the side hill cut, smoking a cigarette and watching them. Inscribed on the backside: "Near MP 222 W.P.R.R. circa 1910, rerailing locomotive tender and passenger baggage car". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak...
Topics: californialightandsound, Transportation--Railroad--Disasters, Feather River Canyon (Calif.),...
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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: 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 hillside with a body of water at the bottom (Feather River). There is a wooden walkway over the water with men walking on it. Large rocks on the river bank. A very long flume is coming down the mountainside and at the very top of the hill is a long building with a smaller (garage size) building to the side. Inscribed on the backside: "Intake Mining Big Bend Mining Co"; "Aug. 2, 08". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (5 1/2 x 4 1/2...
Topics: californialightandsound, Feather River business and industry--Mining companies--Big Bend Tunnel...
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Description: Black and white photo of an overview of the Feather River Canyon prior to 1927 showing the river and the railroad (or highway low on the hillside above the river). Inscribed on the backside: "Feather River Canyon prior to 1927". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0115 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Geography--Rivers and streams--Feather River,...
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Description: U. S. Highway, 40A and Western Pacific Railroad relocation. Aerial view, January 15, 1960 Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1465 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Transportation--Railroads--Western Pacific, Transportation--Roads and...
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 2.5 x 4 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095Y Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Education, Oroville (Calif.), californiarevealed
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...
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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
Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 3 x 4.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095KK Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Sports, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
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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 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: Inscribed on the backside: "This is the old Wire Bridge across the south fork Feather River on the old Mountain Trail from the old town of Forbestown to Mooretown two old mining camps in the early days, built many years ago, Jan. 1918". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Postcard ( 3.5 x 4.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095FF Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Bridges, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings & Structures - Dams - Oroville Dam Business & Industry -...
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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: A black and white photo taken inside a tunnel looking towards the barred mouth. A wide rock platform and a narrow ditch run to the tunnel opening. Inscribed on the backside: "End of old tunnel in Dark Canyon"; "611". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (5 1/2  x  3 3/8 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0019 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Mines and mineral resources--Mines and mining, Business and...
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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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Description: Inscribed on the backside: "Forbestown School in 1918 with school children: Stella Mills, Lenor Reilly, Bertha Roberts, Helen Roberts, Josephine Wickman, Alma Wickman, Roy Beik, Laurence Beik, Howard Beik". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 2.5 x 4.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095X3 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
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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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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: Photo of a letter written by James W. Marshall. dated September 15, 1853. (old card catalog notes: "Marshal letter is in the file of the County Clerk's office [Bill Talbitzer 7-19-62].) Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5 x 7 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1987-200 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
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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
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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: 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: Black and white photo of the same as 91-41-130 (only from further back) in the area of three derailed box cars. Inscribed on the backside: "Near MP 222 W.P.R.R. circa 1910". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0131 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Feather River Canyon (Calif.), Transportation--Railroads--Western Pacific,...
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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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Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), Business and industry--Power--Great Western Power...
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Note : High background noise on original tape and subject somewhat muffled. Description :  Most of  the  video is of Evelyn Joslyn's 100th birthday party at the Lott Home. Not of particular  historic  value, but it is interesting to see many Oroville citizens who appear in the footage. At the end there is a short segment  of  Evelyn commenting on various historic houses in  Oroville  as she was driven by them. The quality of filming is very poor with the camera jumping around from...
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Residences (Oroville), Buildings and...
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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
Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1450 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Bridges, Middle Fork, Feather River (Calif.),...
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1551 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings & Structures - Dams - Oroville Dam,...
Description: Black and white photo of a view of dam and fish ladder from a high vantage point with the fish ladder on the left - looking across the overflowing dam, with the lake behind the dam on the right. [The dam at Enterprise.] Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0109 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Fish ladders, Geography--Rivers and...
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Description: Inscribed on backside: "Mrs. McCarty, an old time resident who died some years ago at the age of 96 years, a native of Ireland". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 3.5 x 3.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095Q Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Forbestown (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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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,...
Butte County Library
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 6 x 9 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1447 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings & Structures - Dams - Oroville Dam, Feather River (Calif.),...
Butte County Library
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Description: Black and white photo of the derailed box cars off to the side of the rails and leaning against the rock cut. Three men are standing on front, two in white shirts and one in a panama hat. In the background are more men with something that may be another car (or part of one). It is partly covered from view by a telephone pole. This view shows the bent sections of track. The cars are labeled: D. [and] R. G. [Denver & Rio Grande]. Inscribed on the backside: Near MP 222 W.P.R.R....
Topics: californialightandsound, Transportation--Railroad--Disasters, Feather River Canyon (Calif.),...
Butte County Library
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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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Description: A black and white photo of inside the Great Western Power House. Shown are two turbines, ladders, other items all over, and several men. There are second story balconies at top overlooking the room. Windows on the other side. A very large steel beam above with a large hook hanging down and a sign reading "50 top Niles Crane." Inscribed on the backside: "Inside G. W. Power House, Las Plumas"; "597". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 1/4 x 4 in.)...
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Great Western Power Company,...
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
by B.F. Howland and Co.
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Description: Inscribed on the backside: "Alice Plum, an old settler of Forbestown, still alive, 1918". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 2.5 x 4 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095U Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Butte County Library
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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 hillside view of Island Bar buildings. A view from across the river looking down on three large white buildings, with full length porches. Printed on postcard stock. Inscribed on the backside: "Big Bend Mining Co". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (5 1/2  x  3 3/8 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0018 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Tents, Buildings and structures--Residences,...
Butte County Library
by Hogan, J. H.
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Description: Inscribed on the backside: Mr. George Finch, an old time citizen and is living so far as known, Feb. 10, 1918. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 2.5 x 4 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 19893-095J Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Butte County Library
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0133 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Feather River Canyon (Calif.), Buildings and Structures--Bridges,...
Butte County Library
by Talbitzer
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5 x 7 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1546 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings & Structures - Dams - Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
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,...
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
Butte County Library
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Description: Old and new bridges across West Branch of Feather River. Bill Talbitzer seated in the foreground. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10  in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-0363 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures --Bridges--West Branch Bridge, Feather River...
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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,...