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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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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
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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: A black and white photo of the Feather River intake diversion dam and structure, with top of dam and flowing water in foreground. Inscribed on the backside: "Intake Diversion Dam and Intake Structure". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 4 x 6 3/8 in. ) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0020 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Tunnels, Dark Canyon (Calif.), 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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Description: An overview of a fish ladder and dam, with highway construction above the hill. A telephone pole is on the right suggesting photo was taken from the railroad cut. This may be the dam near Enterprise, now under Lake Oroville. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0108 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Fish ladders, Geography--Rivers and...
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Description: Black and white photo of a view of a fish ladder and water flowing over a dam. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0107 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Feather River (Calif.), Buildings and structures--Fish ladders,...
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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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Description: Oroville Dam construction views - Flooding of Diversion Dam. December 1964. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 6 x 9 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1446 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, Feather River (Calif.),...
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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.),...
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Description: Inscribed on the backside: "Forbestown School in 1918. This school building was built in 1862 and has been in constant use ever since, although it has been repaired many times to keep it up. Feb. 10, 1918". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 2.5 x 4.25 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095X1 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Education - Elementary Schools, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
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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 ( 2.5 x 4.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095X2 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Education - Elementary Schools, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: Black and white photo of an overview of the inside of the powerhouse, looking down, on four large tanks. A catwalk railing is at upper left. For dimension comparison, a man, very tiny, is in a doorway at the lower left corner. 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 : 1991-041-0089 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Las Plumas Powerhouse, Las...
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
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Description: Inscribed on the backside: "A 4th of July Celebration. Many years ago in Forbestown." Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 3 x 5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095CC Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Fourth of July celebrations, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
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by Baker, W.
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 4 x 6.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095D Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed