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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: U. S. Highway, 40A and Western Pacific Railroad relocation. Aerial view, January 15, 1960 Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1465 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Transportation--Railroads--Western Pacific, Transportation--Roads and...
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Description: Union Hotel Fire in Oroville - printed in Days of Old, Days of Gold, p. 20. Sign for Gales Livery Stable in on the left. Note: Oversized photo Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 7.5 x 12.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-0376 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Hotels and motels--Union Hotel,...
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5 x 8 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1560 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, Business and...
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Description: Upper Cooling Silo, Oroville Dam. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5 x 7 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1477 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
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Description: A black and white photo looking upstream from Las Plumas. Island Bar is in the background, with the WPRR to right. Inscribed on the backside: "Great Western Power Plant Las Plumas under construction. Island Bar in background, near river, WPRR right"; "555". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 1/4 x 4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0026 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Great Western Power Company, Island Bar...