Oroville in Butte County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Mother Orange Tree of Butte County
Bidwell Bar Bridge
The Mother Orange Tree
of Butte County
planted at this spot
by Judge Joseph Lewis in 1856
The Bidwell Bar Bridge
First suspension bridge of California
Transported from New York via Cape Horn 1853.
Erected 1926 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Agronaut Parlor No. 8 & Native Daughters of the Golden West, Gold of Ophir Parlor No. 190. (Marker Number CHL 314.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 39° 32.256′ N, 121° 27.292′ W. Marker is in Oroville, California, in Butte County. Marker is on Bidwell Canyon Road. Click for map. This marker is located in the parking lot of the Bidwell Bar Boat Launch at the end of Bidwell Canyon Road. Marker is in this post office area: Oroville CA 95966, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bidwell Bar (here, next to this marker); Bidwell Bar Bridge and Tollhouse (a few steps from this marker); Autumn Harvest (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Mother Orange Tree of Butte County Northern California's Oldest Citrus Tree (approx. 3.2 miles away); Long's Bar (approx. 3.7 miles away); Morris Ravine School (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Last Yahi Indian (approx. 3.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oroville.
More about this marker. This marker has been relocated from its original placement at Bidwell Bar which has been inundated by Lake Oroville.
Also see . . . History of Bidwell - Bidwell The Town. In 1848, John Bidwell discovered gold at a site on the Middle Fork of the Feather RIver that became known as Bidwell's Bar. When word reached the eastern United States and the world that gold had been discovered in California, this location in northern California became one of the primary destinations for the gold seekers. (Submitted on December 5, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 388 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.