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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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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1563 Digitized by  California Revealed .
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1487 Digitized by  California Revealed .
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1450 Digitized by  California Revealed .
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1453 Digitized by  California Revealed .
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1455 Digitized by  California Revealed .
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1458 Digitized by  California Revealed .
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1452 Digitized by  California Revealed .
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Description: Perched on a platform, 749 feet above the rugged Middle Fork Feather River Canyon, a Bethlehem Steel Company worker rigs an anchorage section on the lengthy 1100-foot wire mesh catwalk to be used in stringing strands for the bridge's twin cables. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1451 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Bridges --Middle Fork Bridge, Middle Fork,...
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1460 Digitized by  California Revealed .
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1457 Digitized by  California Revealed .
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1456 Digitized by  California Revealed .
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1461 Digitized by  California Revealed .
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1454 Digitized by  California Revealed .
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1485 Digitized by  California Revealed .
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1544 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings & Structures - Dams - Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5 x 7 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1548 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings & Structures - Bridges - West Branch Bridge, Feather River...
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Description: Black and white photo of the derailed box cars off to the side of the rails and leaning against the rock cut. Three men are standing on front, two in white shirts and one in a panama hat. In the background are more men with something that may be another car (or part of one). It is partly covered from view by a telephone pole. This view shows the bent sections of track. The cars are labeled: D. [and] R. G. [Denver & Rio Grande]. Inscribed on the backside: Near MP 222 W.P.R.R....
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Description: Black and white photo from the back of the derailed locomotive with a good view of both the crane and the locomotive, as it is being rerailed. The locomotive and cars have fallen down a steep embankment. Inscribed on the backside: "Near MP 222 W.P.R.R. circa 1910-11, rerailing locomotive". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0129 Digitized by  California Revealed .
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Description: Diversion Tunnel #1 flowing around Oroville Dam, December 26, 1963. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1472 Digitized by  California Revealed .
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1564 Digitized by  California Revealed .
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5 x 7 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1545 Digitized by  California Revealed .
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1497 Digitized by  California Revealed .
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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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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1549 Digitized by  California Revealed .
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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 .
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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 .
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1551 Digitized by  California Revealed .
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Description: Thermalito Diversion Dam, January 1965 Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5 x 7 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1448 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Thermalito Diversion Dam,...
Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 4 x 6 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1488 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed