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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: Black and white photo of another view of men working on the derailed train. The crane is more clearly visible in this photo. While the men work together with a long pole, a man in a suit and hat is sitting on the side hill cut, smoking a cigarette and watching them. Inscribed on the backside: "Near MP 222 W.P.R.R. circa 1910, rerailing locomotive tender and passenger baggage car". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak...
Topics: californialightandsound, Transportation--Railroad--Disasters, Feather River Canyon (Calif.),...
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1561 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings & Structures - Bridges - Middle Fork Bridge, Feather River...
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Description: Picture of Montgomery Street in Oroville looking east. Published in Diggin's Vol. 31 #3, p. 79. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5 x 7 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1989-158 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Oroville (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: Monument at Hamilton Bend - printed in Days of Old, Days of Gold, p. 21. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5 x 7 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-0377 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Landmarks and monuments--Historic sites--Hamilton townsite, Hamilton,...
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Description: Black and white photo showing the mountainside at Las Plumas with the river in the foreground. Buildings are seen on the lower level of the mountain with the road leading into them. One is a very large three story wood frame structure with full width balconies on each floor - with at least fourteen rooms (windows showing) on each level. Appears to have been taken prior to construction of the power house. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 :...
Topics: californialightandsound, Geography--Rivers and streams--Feather River, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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Description: Inscribed on the backside: "Mrs. Chas Burroughs, still alive yet, 1918, Forbestown". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 4 x 6.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095I Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: A studio portrait photographed by New York Gallery, in San Francisco, California. Inscribed on the backside: "Mrs. D.W. Gaskill, an old settler, many years dead". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 2.5 x 4 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095K Digitized by  California Revealed .
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Description: Inscribed on the backside: "Mrs. Forcum's School some years ago. This school house was built in 1864, and has been in constant use ever since, up to this year, which is being taught by Miss Freda Tyler. 1918." Source :  1 Page of 1 : Postcard  ( 5.5 x 3.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095X Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Education - Elementary Schools, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: Inscribed on the backside: "Mrs. J. P. Price - an old settler of Forbestown, is dead". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5.5 x 3.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095V Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: Inscribed on backside: "Mrs. McCarty, an old time resident who died some years ago at the age of 96 years, a native of Ireland". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 3.5 x 3.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095Q Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: Municipal Auditorium, Oroville Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 3.5 x 5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-063F Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Community Recreation, Oroville (Calif.),...