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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 looking down a narrow gauge railroad track (with boards laying on the ties between the rails). Also, a white tent and several large white canvas covers over lumber piles or supplies. 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 : 1991-041-0124 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), Transportation--Railroads--Western Pacific,...
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1551 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings & Structures - Dams - Oroville Dam,...
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Description: Inscribed on the backside: "The Residance [sic] of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Price. That was built in the [18]50s sometime. The people are both dead and the house has been destroyed many years ago. Jan. 1918". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Postcard  ( 5.5 x 3.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095W Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
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Description: Inscribed on the backside of the photograph: "Robt. Bisbee, on old settler supposed to be alive, Forbestown, 1918." Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 4 x 6.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095E Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: Black and white photo of a rocky snow covered area with a man in a Park Ranger type uniform standing next to a telephone or telegraph pole. 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 : 1991-041-0099 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Las Plumas Powerhouse, Las...