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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: Old and new bridges across West Branch of Feather River. Bill Talbitzer seated in the foreground. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10  in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-0363 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures --Bridges--West Branch Bridge, Feather River...
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Description: Inscribed on the backside: "Old Grandpa Worden, Clipper Mills, Cal, an old settler, many years dead". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 2.5 x 4 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095AA Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
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Description:  Old School house on Oroville - Quincy road. Old card reads "Old abandoned school house on old Oroville Quincy Road between Bush (sic) [Brush] Creek and Mountain House. W.R. Parker, past Pres. of Butte County Historical Society holds up old agate marble he found in the dooryard." Print only Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 3.5 x 5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-3715 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Education - Elementary Schools, californiarevealed
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Description: Inscribed on the backside: "This is the old Wire Bridge across the south fork Feather River on the old Mountain Trail from the old town of Forbestown to Mooretown two old mining camps in the early days, built many years ago, Jan. 1918". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Postcard ( 3.5 x 4.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095FF Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Bridges, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: Photo of an orange grove with a farmer in the foreground, a house on the right hand side, two very tall palms. In the background, but very faint, is a tall electric power tower. Inscribed on the backside: " Oroville orange grove". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0170 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Agriculture--Crops--Fruit--Oranges, Oroville (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1549 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings & Structures - Dams - Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1562 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings & Structures - Dams - Oroville Dam, Oroville (Calif.),...
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 6 x 6 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1555 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings & Structures - Dams - Oroville Dam Business & Industry -...
Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings & Structures - Dams - Oroville Dam Business & Industry -...
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Description: Oroville Dam Diversion Tunnel #1 with concrete finishing of interior. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1469 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, Buildings and...
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1498 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
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Description: Oroville Dam Site clearing, February 27, 1963. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1468 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
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Description: Oroville Dam, Test Fills, June 27, 1960. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1473 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam Construction,...
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Description: An olive grove with a large (but short) palm in foreground (bottom looks like a pineapple) and the palm fronds are like ferns. Sepia photo. Inscribed on the backside: "Oroville olive grove". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0174 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Agriculture--California, Oroville (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: Looking down a row of orange trees. Inscribed on the backside: "Oroville - orange orchard". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0176 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Agriculture--Crops--Fruit--Oranges, Oroville (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: A grove with Table Mountain in background. Inscribed on the backside: "Oroville". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0177 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Oroville (Calif.), Agriculture--Crops--Fruit--Oranges, californiarevealed
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Description: Four men standing in front of an orange tree. They are in suits, ties and hats. One is half hidden in orange tree (in bib overalls.) Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0175 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Agriculture--Crops--Fruit--Oranges, Oroville (Calif.), californiarevealed
Description: Black and white photo of an overview of a huge pipe (penstock) going up the mountain. It is apparently under construction. At the top is a horizontal wood road or boardwalk with crisscross beam supports. 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 : 1991-041-0095 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Las Plumas Powerhouse,...