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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 interior of an early electric kitchen in Las Plumas (probably the club house) with two Asian men - one with folded arms and the other with a large knife cutting something. There is a modern (for the period) stove with six large burner controls. It has large pots on it. On the table is a large pile of plates indicating this is a group or commercial kitchen, not a family home. There is a very large wall vent fan and a ceiling light fixture with early day...
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Residences, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
Description: Black and white photo of the entrance to a tunnel in rocky area with wooden planks, a ladder and other lumber laying around. 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 : 1991-041-0062 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: B/W photo of a kitchen in disrepair. Wooden flooring town up, other items (possibly wallpaper) scattered on floor and some hanging - torn - on wall. The side of the stove is visible, plus a counter top and towel rack. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 1/4 x 4  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0058 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Interiors, Domestic life--Food preparation,...
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Description: A side view of the Las Plumas "Club House" or community house in the Feather River Canyon. A row of cottages is visible to the left, across the drive. A road or railroad cut is visible on the hillside above. A phone or electric cable crosses the picture at an angle down to the roof of the club house. Inscribed on the backside: "[J. B. Stansell], Santa Barbara Co. Club - CA. - J. L. Williams"; "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (3 3/8 x 5...
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), Business and industry--Power--Las Plumas Power Plant,...
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Description: Sepia photo of a scene of Las Plumas (residential area) with snow on the ground. Two houses are shown but both are obscured by vegetation. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas"; "17". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 1/4 x 4  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0055 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Community Recreation, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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Description: View of the Las Plumas Club House showing front steps, vegetation, and another house behind it to the right. Sepia. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas Club House". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 1/4 x 4 1/8 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0054 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Community Recreation, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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Description: A black and white photo of a view of the side road leading to the Las Plumas Club House with two children on the road and a man standing by the road. This view shows the side facing porch and steps. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas Club House P.G.E.". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 1/2 x 4 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0053 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), Business and industry--Power--Great Western Power...
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Description: Black and white photo of a log crib-type structure filled with what looks like small flat rocks, with a wooden tower base behind it. 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 : 1991-041-0063 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: Black and white photo of the same log crib-type structure as in #91-41-64, from the front angle with pipes (or some pipe device) attached to pull it. 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 : 1991-041-0064 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: Black and white photo showing the mountainside at Las Plumas with the river in the foreground. Buildings are seen on the lower level of the mountain with the road leading into them. One is a very large three story wood frame structure with full width balconies on each floor - with at least fourteen rooms (windows showing) on each level. Appears to have been taken prior to construction of the power house. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 :...
Topics: californialightandsound, Geography--Rivers and streams--Feather River, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
Description: Sepia photo of a snow scene with five men having a snowball fight at Las Plumas. Two are in suits and ties.There is a house in the background. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 1/4 x 4  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0056 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Residences, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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Description: A black and white photo of an eighteen-horse or mule team pulling a flat bed wagon with a huge spool of cable. The wagon has solid wood wheels. The photo is taken from the rear of the wagon, which is on a narrow road cut into the side of a hill. Inscribed on the backside: "Spool of cable for Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (5 3/8 x 3 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0050 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Great Western Power Company,...
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Description: Black and white photo at same location as #91-41-121 - only clearer and the train is shorter and carries freight. Also, there are many more buildings on the hillside above the railroad. 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 : 1991-041-0123 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Transportation--Railroads--Western Pacific, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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Description: Black and white photo of much the same view as 91-41-60, but without a bright light at the back of the tunnel. 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 : 1991-041-0061 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Building and structures--Residences, Las Plumas (Calif.),...