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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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by New York Gallery
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Description: A studio portrait photographed by New York Gallery, in San Francisco, California. Inscribed on the backside: "D. W. Gaskill, an old time residance [sic] of Forbestown, has been many years dead". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 2.5 x 4 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095L Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
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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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5 x 7 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1548 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings & Structures - Bridges - West Branch Bridge, Feather River...
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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.),...
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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: 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...
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by Howe, Ithamar
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 4 x 6.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095M Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
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by New York Gallery
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Description: A studio portrait photographed by New York Gallery, in San Francisco, California. Inscribed on the backside: "Dr. Pierson, an old settler of Forbestown". "Corrected to Horace Persons (by Jim Lague). Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 2.5 x 4 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095T Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
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by Halsey, H. H.
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 2.5 x 4 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095Z Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
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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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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