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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 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: 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 black and white photo of a bridge (wood and steel) with a white tent in the background, a small sign that is half hidden by signed G. W. P Co. Some other part that is readable says: This bridge is...Do so at their...The bridge is composed of wood beams and trusses above a wood plank road bed. Background is a hill (or mountain). Inscribed on the backside: Great Western Power Co, Las Plumas area. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 1/4  x  4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak...
Topics: californialightandsound, Water - Water Transport Business and Industry - Power - Great Western...
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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
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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.),...
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0133 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Feather River Canyon (Calif.), Buildings and Structures--Bridges,...
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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- 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: 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
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Note : Part 1: Starts and ends abruptly. Occasional loud noises as subject handles objects.  Part 2: Starts and ends abruptly. Lull for microphone readjustment from 00:02:13 to 00:02:36. Occasional loud noises as subject handles objects. Gap in program from 00:33:15 to 00:33:35. Speed varies toward end of program.   Description : Regarding local plants. Call Number : 2016-050-0041 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In...
Topics: californialightandsound, Plants, History--Oral, californiarevealed
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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
Description: The Great Western Power Co. (Las Plumas) power house with the Feather River in foreground and a mountainside in the background. The penstocks come directly down the center of the image. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas"; inscribed on the front: "G. W. Power Co. copyright 1909, By the Train." Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0098 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 : 0000-000-1499 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam Construction,...
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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 .
Topics: californialightandsound, Transportation--Railroad--Disasters, Feather River Canyon (Calif.),...
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- Howe, Ithamar
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 4 x 6.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095M Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
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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
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- Cramer, C. L.
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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
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Description: A black and white photo of a group of about fifty people - some appear to be in costume. Most are young adults, with a few children. The room is decorated in a canopy of twirled crepe paper. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (8 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0048 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), californiarevealed
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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 .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Bridges --Middle Fork Bridge, Middle Fork,...
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Description: A black and white photo taken inside a tunnel looking towards the barred mouth. A wide rock platform and a narrow ditch run to the tunnel opening. Inscribed on the backside: "End of old tunnel in Dark Canyon"; "611". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (5 1/2  x  3 3/8 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0019 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Mines and mineral resources--Mines and mining, Business and...
Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 2.5 x 4 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095Y Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Education, Oroville (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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Description: Inscription on the backside of photograph: "Chaz Burrows, an old settler still living at a ripe old age." (In 1918.) Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 4 x 6.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095H Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 4 x 6.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
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- Talbitzer
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Description: Bidwell Bar School - primary class Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 3.5 x 5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-063A Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Education--Elementary schools, californiarevealed
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Note : Part 1 ends abruptly. Gap in content between part 1 and part 2.   Description : Bill Talbitzer was invited to a meeting of the City of Oroville museum docents. When the meeting started, Bill was asked to speak on the Chinese Temple. He demurred saying that the docents knew more about that subject than he did, so someone asked him to just speak about the history of Oroville. Consequently, this recording covers diverse topics in the city's history. Call Number : 2016-050-0036 Rights :...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral History--Community--Oroville, californiarevealed
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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....
Topics: californialightandsound, Transportation--Railroad--Disasters, Feather River Canyon (Calif.),...
Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings & Structures - Dams - Oroville Dam Business & Industry -...
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- Swartzlow, Ruby
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Note : Recording ends before questions and answer session. Description : Discussion of Ishi and his appearance at the slaughterhouse in August 1911. Call Number : 2016-050-0007 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral History--Community--Oroville, Ethnic, Minority and Gender...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/4 inch audiotape
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Description: Black and white photo of thrust pumps at Las Plumas Powerhouse. A huge piece of machinery in a concrete room. 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 : 1991-041-0073 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Great Western Power Company, Las Plumas...
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Description: Sepia photo of the south portal of the Great Western Power Co. A long distance shot with building in center and floodways below. A huge pipe is going up the hill, and another building with a crane-like structure higher on the hill, to the right. Printed on post card stock. Inscribed on the backside: "South Portal G. W. Power Co. Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (5 3/8 x 3 3/8 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0045...
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Great Western Power Company,...
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Description: Upper Cooling Silo, Oroville Dam. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5 x 7 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1477 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
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- 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: Inscribed on the backside: Mr. Sam Owens, Forbestown, an old settler, is many years dead. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 2.5 x 4 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095R Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
Description: Black and white photo of a view down the railroad tracks with a river on the right. There are hills in the background. The valley in front is wide and flat. Vegetation suggests this is in the eastern Sierras. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0126 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Tunnels, Transportation--Railroads--Western...
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Description: Black and white photo of a piece of broken machinery, like a blown valve (unscaled). Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0092 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 ( 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...
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- 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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- Butte County Historical Society
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Note : Recorded at variable levels. Volume of part 1 decreases as it goes on, and part 2 begins very low, then rises at 00:13:25. Description : Faith Drobish speaking on the subject of Bangor and the Osborn family for a Butte County Historical Society program on April 15, 1976. Call Number : 2016-050-0025 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, History--Oral History--Community--Bangor, californiarevealed
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Description: An olive grove with a large (but short) palm in foreground (bottom looks like a pineapple) and the palm fronds are like ferns. Sepia photo. Inscribed on the backside: "Oroville olive grove". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0174 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Agriculture--California, Oroville (Calif.), californiarevealed
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- Talbitzer
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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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Description: Control Panel, Oroville Dam Print. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 7 x 9 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1476 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1563 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam construction,...
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1554 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings & Structures - Bridges - North Fork Bridge, Feather River...
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5 x 7 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1483 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
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- Pinker, Lillian
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Note : High background noise on original tape. Program starts abruptly. Description : Regarding the Colonial Inn in Paradise. Mr. Schneider also provided background on his life and career before purchasing the inn. Call Number : 2016-050-0014 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and Industry--Hotels--Colonial Inn, History--Oral...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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- Swartzlow, Ruby
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Note : Interviewee sometimes takes long pauses. Interviewer gives wrap up at end, but then interviewee continues and is abruptly cut off. Description : Subjects of discussion are early Oroville, Evelyn's family, Morris Ravine, and George Perkins. Call Number : 2016-050-0016 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Bridges--Bidwell Bar, Suspension Bridge...
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Note : Gap in content between part 1 and part 2. Both parts start and end abruptly. Various speakers have different record levels. Description :  Evelyn Joslyn and Oliver Newsome spoke regarding the Thompson Flat Cemetery  in part 1 . Beryl Fry, a long time teacher,  is on part 2  speaking on the Bird Street School , beginning at 14:20 minutes. Another woman named Ida (surname unknown) is mentioned on the tape . Call Number : 2016-050-0037 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be...
Topics: californialightandsound, Education--Schools--Bird Street School, History--Oral...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Description: Black and white photo of a view of Las Plumas - looking down the river, with the mountainsides showing and also the railroad on the side hill. The river is relatively low. 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 : 1991-041-0118 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Geography--Rivers and streams--Feather River,...
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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: Black and white photo of three scenes of a bridge over the Feather River [Old Enterprise Bridge]. 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 : 1991-041-0132 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Feather River Canyon (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.),...
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- Minasian, Jean
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Note : Part 1 ends abruptly, but minimal gap in narrative before Part 2 begins. Part 2 ends abruptly. Description : Regarding preserving the Chinese Temple and the Chinese in Oroville in general. Call Number : 2016-050-0019 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Churches and Temples--Chinese Temple, Oroville,...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Description: Black and white photo of a tunnel with with a bright light at the end and two pipes going through 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 : 1991-041-0060 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Building and structures--Residences, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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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: Old and new bridges across West Branch of Feather River. Bill Talbitzer seated in the foreground. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10  in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-0363 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures --Bridges--West Branch Bridge, Feather River...
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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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 7 x 9.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1558 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
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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: 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...
Description: Black and white photo of a view of dam and fish ladder from a high vantage point with the fish ladder on the left - looking across the overflowing dam, with the lake behind the dam on the right. [The dam at Enterprise.] Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0109 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Fish ladders, Geography--Rivers and...
Butte County Library
- Butte County Historical Society
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Note : Recordings have several events and speakers at different levels Description :  Jim Lague speaking on the subject of Forbestown, Evansville, Rackerby, Robinson Mill and vicinity for a Butte County Historical Society program. There are additional comments on the subject by attendees, including Charles Randolph and Dick Gravier. Jim specifically mentioned the Forbestown Masonic Lodge in his comments.  The first 1:20 minutes  of Part 2  cover an unrelated topic . Part 1 is a non-history...
Topics: californialightandsound, Clubs and associations---Masons, History--Oral...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
Butte County Library
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1452 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Bridges --Middle Fork Bridge, Middle Fork,...
Butte County Library
- New York Gallery
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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
- Minasian, Jean
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Note : Periodic popping.   Description : Regarding McLaughlin's Wall and Forbestown. Call Number : 2016-050-0022 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Community--Forbestown, History--Community--Forbestown...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
Butte County Library
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Note : First part of recording is a public event. Interview with Evelyn Joslyn starts at 00:05:42. Ends abruptly. Description : Evelyn Joslyn interviewed on May 13, 1983 at the dedication of the Adamstown historical marker. Adamstown is across the river from Long's Bar. She spoke regarding the cemetery there. Call Number : 2016-050-0027 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral, Life history materials--Cemeteries and gravesites,...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
Butte County Library
- Pinker, Lillian
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Note : Loud background noise on tape makes subject hard to hear at times. Content break between part 1 and part 2. Description : Regarding Oroville in the early 20th century and her life in general. Call Number : 2016-050-0010 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, Education--Personnel, Teachers, History--Oral History--Community--Paradise...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
Butte County Library
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Description: A grove with Table Mountain in background. Inscribed on the backside: "Oroville". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0177 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Oroville (Calif.), Agriculture--Crops--Fruit--Oranges, californiarevealed
Butte County Library
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5 x 8 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1560 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, Business and...
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
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
Butte County Library
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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 .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, Buildings and...
Butte County Library
- Talbitzer
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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,...