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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 the same wheel in the air as #91-41-83, from a greater distance, a valley covered with trees below. 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 : 1991-041-0084 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: Black and white photo of very large spools and drums on a palette, and hanging from a large hook above the powerhouse. The penstocks are visible, running vertically down the hillside on the right. 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 : 1991-041-0096 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Las Plumas Powerhouse, Las...
Description: Black and white photo of a view down the railroad tracks with a river on the right. There are hills in the background. The valley in front is wide and flat. Vegetation suggests this is in the eastern Sierras. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0126 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Tunnels, Transportation--Railroads--Western...
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 6 x 9 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1547 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings & Structures - Dams - Oroville Dam Construction,...
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Description: View of an olive grove in Oroville - a road in the orchard with an early roadster coming toward camera. Inscribed on the backside: "Olive grove- Oroville". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0166 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Agriculture--California, Oroville (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: View of an olive grove in Oroville, looking straight on. Inscribed on the backside: "Olive grove- Oroville". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0164 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Feather River Canyon (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: View of an olive grove in Oroville, looking down a row. Inscribed on the backside: "Olive grove - Oroville". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0165 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Feather River Canyon (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1495 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
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Description: Black and white photo of a view of Las Plumas - looking down the river, with the mountainsides showing and also the railroad on the side hill. The river is relatively low. 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 : 1991-041-0118 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Geography--Rivers and streams--Feather River,...