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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 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: 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...
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Description: Black and white photo looking down a narrow gauge railroad track (with boards laying on the ties between the rails). Also, a white tent and several large white canvas covers over lumber piles or supplies. 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 : 1991-041-0124 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), Transportation--Railroads--Western Pacific,...
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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 .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Bridges --Middle Fork Bridge, Middle Fork,...
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- Sunset Magazine
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Note : High b ackground noise and static on original tape. Description : Jean Minasian's interview with Sunset Magazine regarding the efforts to restore the Lott Home. She speaks about the Lott family in addition to the work that was entailed in dealing with the City of Oroville and the acquisition of furnishings for the house. Call Number : 2016-050-0030 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may...
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Residences--Lott Home, Clubs and...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Description : On the history of Oroville at the Oroville Inn. Call Number : 2016-050-0040 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond that...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral History--Community--Oroville, californiarevealed
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/4 inch audiotape
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- Minasian, Jean
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Note : Recording done outdoors - frequent wind noise. Description : Matthew and Isabel Fine with Jean Minasian walking through the Jewish Cemetery and talking about the individuals interred there. Call Number : 2016-050-0021 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks....
Topics: californialightandsound, Ethnic, Minority and Gender Groups--Jewish Life, History...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Note : Record level too high causing distortion and high background noise on original tape. Part 1: Gap in speech from 00:12:28 to 00:13:32. Part 2: Gap from 00:15:25 to 00:15:38. Break in content between parts. Description : Evelyn Joslyn speaking on the subject of the Lott family. She personally knew Judge Lott and the rest of the family. Call Number : 2016-050-0029 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral History--Community--Oroville, californiarevealed
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Description: Black and white photo of a scene of a pool in the Feather River with a sand bar, the railroad and a mountainside in the background, in the Feather River Canyon. Inscribed on the backside: Feather River Canyon est. 1905-1926. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0117 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Geography--Rivers and streams--Feather River, Feather River (Calif.),...
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Description: A black and white photo of a slightly different view of huge pipes in photo #91-41-81. 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 : 1991-041-0082 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Las Plumas Power Plant, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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- Dunham, Murry
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Description: Inscribed on the backside of the photograph: "Robt. Bisbee, on old settler supposed to be alive, Forbestown, 1918." Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 4 x 6.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095E Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
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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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Note : High background noise on original tape and subject somewhat muffled. Description :  Most of  the  video is of Evelyn Joslyn's 100th birthday party at the Lott Home. Not of particular  historic  value, but it is interesting to see many Oroville citizens who appear in the footage. At the end there is a short segment  of  Evelyn commenting on various historic houses in  Oroville  as she was driven by them. The quality of filming is very poor with the camera jumping around from...
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Residences (Oroville), Buildings and...
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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 .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Bridges --Middle Fork Bridge, Middle Fork,...
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Description: Another view of "Turbin # 4" with one rim unfastened. 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 : 1991-041-0080 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), Business and industry--Power--Las Plumas Power Plant,...
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Description: Black and white photo of thrust pumps, probably in a different location, with another type of valve next to the pump. 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 : 1991-041-0074 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Las Plumas Powerhouse, Las...
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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: 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: 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
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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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- Talbitzer
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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 &...
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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Description: Black and white photo of a huge dredger in Oroville, resembling a large white three story building. Inscribed on the backside: "Dredger - Oroville". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0171 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Mines and mineral resources--Mines and mining, Oroville (Calif.),...
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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,...
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
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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 .
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1496 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, 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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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1459 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Bridges --Middle Fork Bridge, Middle Fork,...
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Note : Noise from microphone and paper. 15 second gap in recording at 21:55. Ends abruptly on a question with no answer. Description : Helen Gage interviewed regarding the Chinese in Chico. Call Number : 2016-050-0002 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral Ethnic, Minority and Gender Groups--Chinese...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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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: A black and white photo of a gondola or skip loader, carrying about fifteen men, hanging in the air by cables and a large block and tackle hook. Inscribed on the backside: "Skip"; "Las Plumas." Printed on post card stock. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 1/2 x 4 3/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0051 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), Transportation--Aerial trolley...
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- Talbitzer
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Description: West Branch Bridge, August 1, 1961. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1467 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Bridges--West Branch Bridge, californiarevealed
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- Talbitzer
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1566 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
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Description: A black and white photo postcard of a long low white building above a set of four large pipes on a very steep hillside. Above the main building other buildings are perched on the hillside. High voltage power poles are barely visible on left. Photo printed on postcard paper stock. Inscribed on the backside: "South Portal Las Plumas Penstock". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Postcard (5 1/2  x 4 1/2 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0010...
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Las Plumas Powerhouse,...
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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
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 -...
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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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 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
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: 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: The beginning of Oroville Dam. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1464 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 : 0000-000-1485 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, Oroville (Calif.),...
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- 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 .
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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: Scene of a train derailment. A railroad car is off the track and a dozen men standing on or by the track, and a crane behind the railroad car seems to be in the process of lifting it or pulling it. A young man holding a pick-mat-lock is clearly visible on the right and is looking solemnly at the camera. His hat is shiny as if it had been raining. (See info written on photo #1991-41-128.) Inscribed on the backside: "Feather River Canyon." Source :  1 Page of 1 :...
Topics: californialightandsound, Geography--Valleys, Transportation--Railroads--Western Pacific, Las Plumas...
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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.),...
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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 .
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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
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,...
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- Talbitzer
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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,...
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Description: A black and white photo of The "Club House" at Las Plumas, with driveway in front. Lots of trees and top of hill (mountain) in background. The building is like a large home with concrete steps flanked by low walks, to a wide porch under the main roof. There appears to be rolled awnings above three porch sections divided by porch roof supports. Inscribed on backside: "Club House - Las Plumas" and "Fishback Foto Finishing Las Plumas, Calif." Source :  1...
Topics: californialightandsound, Company Clubs and Associations--Las Plumas Social Club, Sports and...
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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- Minasian, Jean
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Description : They discussed the items pictured on the Bicentennial Mural that was painted on the side of the Oroville City Hall. Call Number : 2016-050-0020 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Butte County Historical Society. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral History--Community--Oroville, californiarevealed
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Description : Discussion of E Clampus Vitus, probably at a program to dedicate an historical plaque. Call Number : 2016-050-0026 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral Clubs and Associations---E Clampus Vitus, californiarevealed
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- Morgan, Bye; Schleef, Nancy
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Note : Part 1 starts and ends abruptly and first 45 seconds are poor quality. Content break between part 1 and part 2. Part 2 ends abruptly. Description : Regarding the Thompson Flat Cemetery and Evelyn's family. Evelyn was on the board of trustees for the Thompson Flat Cemetery, and she described her work in managing the cemetery. Call Number : 2016-050-0032 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral, Life history materials--Cemeteries and grave...
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- Pinker, Lillian
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Note : Periodic speed issues throughout original tape that create brief losses of content. Ends abruptly. Description : Regarding the Huganey family, the Chinese Temple, and the Lott family. Miss Huganey was a long time teacher and principal for the Oroville Elementary District. Call Number : 2016-050-0035 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase...
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Churches and Temples--Chinese Temple, Oroville,...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Note : High background noise on original tape and subject somewhat muffled. Description : Ted Meriam, long time owner of Oser's Department Store, interviewed about its history. Call Number : 2016-050-0039 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is...
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Department stores--Oser's,...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: mini cassette
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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: Black and white photo of a rocky snow covered area with a man in a Park Ranger type uniform standing next to a telephone or telegraph pole. 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 : 1991-041-0099 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Las Plumas Powerhouse, Las...
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 6 x 8 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1484 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and 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 : 0000-000-1479 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
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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 a group of seven people sitting on a hillside full of rocks. Inscribed on the backside: "Big Bend Mining Co". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/8 x 4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0047 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Mines and mineral resources--Mines and mining, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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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 .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings & Structures - Dams - Oroville Dam,...
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Description: Black and white photo of another view view of the #2 Exciter Wheel, as in photos #67 and #68 and #69. A full view of a wheel in place with each pair of scoop blades aligned in pairs, in its entirety, standing on edge. 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 : 1991-041-0070 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Great Western Power Company, Las Plumas...
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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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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1499 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam Construction,...
Note : Several speakers of varying levels. Program distorts at times, particularly with singing. Ends abruptly.   Description : Jim Lenhoff and Albertta Guiver (Tracy) narrating a tour of downtown Oroville. Call Number : 2016-050-0033 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Butte County Historical Society. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral History--Community--Oroville, Neighborhoods and...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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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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.),...
Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1450 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Bridges, Middle Fork, Feather River (Calif.),...
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Description: View of an olive grove in Oroville - a road in the orchard with an early roadster coming toward camera. Inscribed on the backside: "Olive grove- Oroville". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0166 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Agriculture--California, Oroville (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: View of an olive grove in Oroville, looking straight on. Inscribed on the backside: "Olive grove- Oroville". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0164 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Feather River Canyon (Calif.), californiarevealed