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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 Howland, B. F.
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Description: Inscribed on the backside: "H. E. Veil, Forbestown, an old settler, still living. 1918". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 2.5 x 4 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095BB Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1543 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings & Structures - Bridges - Hansell's Bridge, Buildings &...
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Description: Inscribed on the backside: "The High [Flume] on the Forbestown Ditch close to Mrs. Mary Birk's place, east of Forbestown one mile... This is made of wood and has been standing for many years. Jan. 1918". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Postcard ( 3.5 x 4.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1985-095GG Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Water--Water Transport, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: Black and white photo of a hillside at Las Plumas with a long train of railroad cars - some are passenger cars - at the very bottom of the image. 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 : 1991-041-0122 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Transportation--Railroads--Western Pacific, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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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,...
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Description: Black and white photo of a hillside (very steep) with an overflow channel coming down the side that looks like it just spills out below (no water in it). Lots of weathered lumber supporting it and scattered below it. 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 : 1991-041-0066 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 ( 5 x 7 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1545 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: 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: 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
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Description: Black and white photo of a huge pipe hanging from a cable with four men standing on it. Background of mountain with buildings, wooden towers, etc. The structure at lower left is the same as shown in earlier photos of the railroad siding. There is a row of low buildings on the hillside above, and a very steep vertical hillside track at the left. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak...
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Las Plumas Powerhouse, Las...
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Description: Black and white photo of a close-up of huge pipes intersecting - a study in circular dimensions. 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 : 1991-041-0081 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), californiarevealed