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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 the Feather River intake diversion dam and structure, with top of dam and flowing water in foreground. Inscribed on the backside: "Intake Diversion Dam and Intake Structure". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 4 x 6 3/8 in. ) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0020 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Tunnels, Dark Canyon (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description:  First (concrete) Pour, Oroville Dam. Shows large crowd staning behind a fence looking down at two workmen as concrete pours from large tank. Print, no negative. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5 x 7 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1482 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
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Description: An overview of a fish ladder and dam, with highway construction above the hill. A telephone pole is on the right suggesting photo was taken from the railroad cut. This may be the dam near Enterprise, now under Lake Oroville. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0108 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Fish ladders, Geography--Rivers and...
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Description: Black and white photo of a view of a fish ladder and water flowing over a dam. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0107 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Feather River (Calif.), Buildings and structures--Fish ladders,...
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Description: Black and white photo of a man standing in a concrete room or tank that is part of the fish ladder on the Feather River. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph  Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0106 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Fish ladders, Wildlife--Fish, californiarevealed
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by Talbitzer
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Description: Oroville Dam construction views - Flooding of Diversion Dam. December 1964. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 6 x 9 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1446 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, Feather River (Calif.),...
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 6 x 9 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1447 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings & Structures - Dams - Oroville Dam, Feather River (Calif.),...
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Description: Inscribed on the backside: "Forbestown School in 1918. This school building was built in 1862 and has been in constant use ever since, although it has been repaired many times to keep it up. Feb. 10, 1918". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 2.5 x 4.25 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095X1 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Education - Elementary Schools, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: Inscribed on the backside: "Forbestown School in 1918 with school children: Stella Mills, Lenor Reilly, Bertha Roberts, Helen Roberts, Josephine Wickman, Alma Wickman, Roy Beik, Laurence Beik, Howard Beik". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 2.5 x 4.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095X3 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 2.5 x 4.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095X2 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Education - Elementary Schools, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: Black and white photo of an overview of the inside of the powerhouse, looking down, on four large tanks. A catwalk railing is at upper left. For dimension comparison, a man, very tiny, is in a doorway at the lower left corner. 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 : 1991-041-0089 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Las Plumas Powerhouse, Las...
Description: Photo of four men standing on railroad tracks in front of a tunnel. The tunnel entrance is framed with large beams of wood. 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 : 1991-041-0125 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Transportation--Railroads, Las Plumas (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: Inscribed on the backside: "A 4th of July Celebration. Many years ago in Forbestown." Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 3 x 5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095CC Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Fourth of July celebrations, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
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by Baker, W.
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 4 x 6.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095D Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
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by Hogan, J. H.
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Description: Inscribed on the backside: Mr. George Finch, an old time citizen and is living so far as known, Feb. 10, 1918. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 2.5 x 4 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 19893-095J Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
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Description: A black and white photo of a very large tower structure with wires attached across top. Men are working at the top. Inscribed on the backside: "Scene of Great Western Power Co. Las Plumas Plant under construction (Later named Big Bend Power Plant.)"; "Tram wagon left"; "486." Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 1/4 x 4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0027 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Great Western Power Company, Las Plumas...
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Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
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Description: A black and white photo of a long distance snapshot of the power house with all the pipes (penstock) coming down the side of the mountain. The Feather River is at the bottom of photo, with a large area of foamy white spray below the powerhouse. Inscribed on the backside: "Great Western Power Co., Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (3 3/8 x 5 3/8 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0041 Digitized by  California Revealed .
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Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Great Western Power Company, Business and...
Description: A black and white photo of same view as 91-41-16 but wider. Taken from hillside above Feather River. This photo clearly shows the relationship of the Great Western Power Plant to the buildings at Island Bar and to the railroad on opposite bank of the Feather River. A white footbridge spans the river a little above water level. Inscribed on the backside: "Great Western Power Plant Las Plumas under construction. Island Bar in background, near river, WPRR right";...
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Great Western Power Company, Las Plumas...
Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 3 x 4.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095KK Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Sports, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
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by Howland, B. F.
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Description: Inscribed on the backside: "H. E. Veil, Forbestown, an old settler, still living. 1918". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 2.5 x 4 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095BB Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1543 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings & Structures - Bridges - Hansell's Bridge, Buildings &...
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Description: Inscribed on the backside: "The High [Flume] on the Forbestown Ditch close to Mrs. Mary Birk's place, east of Forbestown one mile... This is made of wood and has been standing for many years. Jan. 1918". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Postcard ( 3.5 x 4.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1985-095GG Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Water--Water Transport, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: Black and white photo of a hillside at Las Plumas with a long train of railroad cars - some are passenger cars - at the very bottom of the image. 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 : 1991-041-0122 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Transportation--Railroads--Western Pacific, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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Description: A black and white photo of a hillside view of Island Bar buildings. A view from across the river looking down on three large white buildings, with full length porches. Printed on postcard stock. Inscribed on the backside: "Big Bend Mining Co". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (5 1/2  x  3 3/8 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0018 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Tents, Buildings and structures--Residences,...
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Description: Black and white photo of a hillside (very steep) with an overflow channel coming down the side that looks like it just spills out below (no water in it). Lots of weathered lumber supporting it and scattered below 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 : 1991-041-0066 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Las Plumas Power Plant, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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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 .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and 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 : 0000-000-1497 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
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Description: A black and white photo of four or five teams of horses pulling carts and wagons. On the right edge of the photo are the porches of a white two-story building with full length porch railings with diamond shaped decorative rail supports. (Appears to be a hotel). Printed on postcard stock. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas PGE". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 1/4  x  4 1/8 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0015 Digitized...
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: A black and white photo of a huge gear wheel with a pipe through the middle hanging in the air. 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 : 1991-041-0083 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: Black and white photo of a huge pipe hanging from a cable with four men standing on it. Background of mountain with buildings, wooden towers, etc. The structure at lower left is the same as shown in earlier photos of the railroad siding. There is a row of low buildings on the hillside above, and a very steep vertical hillside track at the left. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak...
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Description: Black and white photo of a close-up of huge pipes intersecting - a study in circular dimensions. 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 : 1991-041-0081 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), californiarevealed
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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 .
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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 .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Great Western Power Company,...
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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...
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by Phares
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Description: A studio portrait photographed by Phares, in Oroville, California. Inscribed on the front: "John C. Boyle, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 4 x 6.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095F Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
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Description: A snapshot. Inscribed on the backside: "Boyle". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 3.25 x 3.25 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095G Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
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Description: Inscribed on the backside: "An old time settler, Joseph Payton, who has been dead several years ago at a ripe old age. A native of Missoura [sic]". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Postcard ( 3.5 x 5.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095S Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
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by Whitten, C. H.
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Description: Inscribed on the backside: "Judge C. C. Antram, native of Penn. Came to California in 1884. Was born in May 1st 1853. Came to Illo in 1870. Came to Nebrask 1881. Came to Calif 1884. Where he has lived ever since to this date Jan. 1918." Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 4 x 6.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095A Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Forbestown (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: Black and white photo of an overview inside powerhouse with the large windows behind. A large cylindrical tank is in center ground, next to a very high wall with high windows. 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 : 1991-041-0087 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Las Plumas Power Plant, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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Description: Black and white photo of a large cylindrical tank with lots of pipes emanating from it - gauges next to it suggest it is a pressure mechanism of some kind. 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 : 1991-041-0086 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Las Plumas Power Plant, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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Description: A black and white photo of a very large pipe (sectioned) coming down a steep slope. The lower portion looks like it is put in place, but the sections have not yet been telescoped into place. Scaffolding, letters, etc. are around the pipe. Above is what looks like a wooden fence running perpendicular to the pipe, with a tower above and a small shed-type structure off to the side. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas Power Plant"; "638". Source :  1 Page of 1 :...
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), Business and industry--Power--Great Western Power...
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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: A black and white photo of a railroad car with a very large rectangular item, two men on top and a mountainside behind them. Inscribed on backside: "Las Plumas"; "tank and core?"; "crane"; "freight to Arboga". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (3 1/8 x 5 13/8 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0036 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Community--Las Plumas, californiarevealed
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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 structure much like #91-41-28 (scaffolding) with ladder steps going up one side. Below on the ground are several men and a mule team and wagon behind. Much lumber. Behind is a river and up from there is the mountainside. Inscribed on the backside: Las Plumas Power Plant site under const.; 548. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 1/4 x 4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0032 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Las Plumas Powerhouse,...
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Description: A black and white photo of the Las Plumas powerhouse from above, looking up the Feather River with the Western Pacific Railroad track winding to the side of the river to the right. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas PG&E looking up river". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (5 1/2  x  3 1/2 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0016 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Great Western Power Company, Business and...
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Description: Black and white photo of the Las Plumas Powerhouse from a distance. Photographed from down river, it shows the construction site before the main building was built. 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 : 1991-041-0093 Digitized by  California Revealed .
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Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), Business and industry--Power--Great Western Power...
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Description: Sepia photo of Las Plumas of railroad station with railroad cars on the tracks. 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 : 1991-041-0121 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Geography--Rivers and streams--Feather River, Transportation--Railroads,...
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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...
Description: A black and white photo of Las Plumas siding of the Western Pacific Railroad, at the Great Western Power Co. Las Plumas plant under construction directly across river. Also settlement of Las Plumas on hill above locomotive steam. The photo shows the railroad building and siding and the tower shown in other photos in the series, plus showing the settlement buildings on the hillside above. A short five car train is in front of the railroad building and it has a full head of steam....
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Big Bend Powerhouse, Business...
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Description: Black and white photo looking at Las Plumas site from above with the railroad and river in the lower right side of photo. This is a side view of the railroad depot buildings. The photo clearly shows the main track, a siding, and a smaller siding just in front of the building. 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 : 1991-041-0120 Digitized by  California...
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Las Plumas Power Plant,...
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Description: Photo of a letter written by James W. Marshall. dated September 15, 1853. (old card catalog notes: "Marshal letter is in the file of the County Clerk's office [Bill Talbitzer 7-19-62].) Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5 x 7 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1987-200 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Butte County Library
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Description: Black and white photo of the same log crib-type structure as in #91-41-64 and 5 from the side showing how it is built on the hillside. 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 : 1991-041-0065 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Las Plumas Power Plant, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
Butte County Library
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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
Butte County Library
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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
Butte County Library
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Description: A black and white photo. A long view of Feather River and surrounding mountains. A railroad line is visible above the river bed. The railroad building and siding with support structures (same 91-41-6) are shown from a distance. Inscribed on the backside: "Looking at Las Plumas before construction. Road on right is road to future power plant." Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (2 7/8  x  5 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0011...
Topics: californialightandsound, Water--Water storage and transfer, californiarevealed
Butte County Library
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Description: Black and white photo of a view looking down on the river with lots of metal barrels floating downstream and piling up among rocks, with some floating down stream. Inscribed on the backside: "Feather River Canyon". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0138 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Feather River Canyon (Calif.), californiarevealed
Butte County Library
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Description: The Feather River flow is very low. The railroad bed is high on a hillside on the right. The large buildings at Island Bar are clearly visible in the middle ground. Inscribed on the backside: "Looking up river at Island Bar, W.P.R.R. on right". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Postcard (5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0044 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Transportation--Railroads--Western Pacific, Feather River Canyon (Calif.),...
Butte County Library
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Description: Black and white photo of another view of men working on the derailed train. The crane is more clearly visible in this photo. While the men work together with a long pole, a man in a suit and hat is sitting on the side hill cut, smoking a cigarette and watching them. Inscribed on the backside: "Near MP 222 W.P.R.R. circa 1910, rerailing locomotive tender and passenger baggage car". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak...
Topics: californialightandsound, Transportation--Railroad--Disasters, Feather River Canyon (Calif.),...
Butte County Library
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1561 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings & Structures - Bridges - Middle Fork Bridge, Feather River...
Butte County Library
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Description: Picture of Montgomery Street in Oroville looking east. Published in Diggin's Vol. 31 #3, p. 79. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5 x 7 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1989-158 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Oroville (Calif.), californiarevealed
Butte County Library
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Description: Monument at Hamilton Bend - printed in Days of Old, Days of Gold, p. 21. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5 x 7 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-0377 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Landmarks and monuments--Historic sites--Hamilton townsite, Hamilton,...
Butte County Library
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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.),...
Butte County Library
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Description: Inscribed on the backside: "Mrs. Chas Burroughs, still alive yet, 1918, Forbestown". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 4 x 6.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095I Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
Butte County Library
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Description: A studio portrait photographed by New York Gallery, in San Francisco, California. Inscribed on the backside: "Mrs. D.W. Gaskill, an old settler, many years dead". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 2.5 x 4 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095K Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Butte County Library
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Description: Inscribed on the backside: "Mrs. Forcum's School some years ago. This school house was built in 1864, and has been in constant use ever since, up to this year, which is being taught by Miss Freda Tyler. 1918." Source :  1 Page of 1 : Postcard  ( 5.5 x 3.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095X Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Education - Elementary Schools, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
Butte County Library
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Description: Inscribed on the backside: "Mrs. J. P. Price - an old settler of Forbestown, is dead". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5.5 x 3.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095V Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
Butte County Library
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Description: Inscribed on backside: "Mrs. McCarty, an old time resident who died some years ago at the age of 96 years, a native of Ireland". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 3.5 x 3.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095Q Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
Butte County Library
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Description: Municipal Auditorium, Oroville Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 3.5 x 5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-063F Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Community Recreation, Oroville (Calif.),...