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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: 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 .
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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 .
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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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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";...
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 3 x 4.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095KK Digitized by  California Revealed .
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