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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: A group of men in a "skip" loader which is hanging in the air from a large hook. Sky all around. A black and white photo postcard. Inscribed on the backside: "Plumas Co."; "Skip Load of men - Las Plumas PGG" [sic]. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 1/2  x  4 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0005 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Bridges, Business and industry--Power--Great...
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: 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
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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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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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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 : 0000-000-1556 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 : 0000-000-1499 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam Construction,...