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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: A black and white photo of a large weir. At top is a wooden barrier holding back a body of water, but permitting water to flow down to a lower body of water. Inscribed on the backside: "Intake PGE". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0003 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Las Plumas Powerhouse, Las...
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Description: A black and white photo of the inside of power plant with two men on the left of a large round horizontal "wheel" with holes in it. Inscribed on the backside: "Construction Las Plumas power plant - Great Western Power"; "624". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 1/4 x 4 1/8 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0022 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Las Plumas Power Plant, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
Description: Black and white photo of a long overview of inside of powerhouse (from ceiling to floor), with a mid-level floor and catwalk. 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 : 1991-041-0088 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Las Plumas Powerhouse, Las...
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Description: A black and white photo of inside the Great Western Power House. Shown are two turbines, ladders, other items all over, and several men. There are second story balconies at top overlooking the room. Windows on the other side. A very large steel beam above with a large hook hanging down and a sign reading "50 top Niles Crane." Inscribed on the backside: "Inside G. W. Power House, Las Plumas"; "597". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 1/4 x 4 in.)...
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Great Western Power Company,...
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Description: Intake dam of Great Western Power Company. Inscribed on backside: "Intake dam Great Western Power Co". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 13/8 x 4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0023 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Great Western Power Company,...
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Description: A black and white photo of Intake diversion dam and fish ladder, showing the side of a hill with structure of fish ladder and diversion dam spillway to the side. Some of the structure appears to be in disrepair. Inscribed on the backside: "Intake Diversion Dam and fish ladder, early 1930's". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 1/4 x 4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0030 Digitized by  California Revealed .
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Description: A black and white photo of a hillside with a body of water at the bottom (Feather River). There is a wooden walkway over the water with men walking on it. Large rocks on the river bank. A very long flume is coming down the mountainside and at the very top of the hill is a long building with a smaller (garage size) building to the side. Inscribed on the backside: "Intake Mining Big Bend Mining Co"; "Aug. 2, 08". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (5 1/2 x 4 1/2...
Topics: californialightandsound, Feather River business and industry--Mining companies--Big Bend Tunnel...