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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 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 15, 2012
1. The Mother Orange Tree of Butte County Marker
Inscription.
To commemorate
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. Completed 1856.

Dedicated to
The Pioneers of California
by the Board of Supervisors
of Butte County
Gold of Ophir Parlor No. 190 N.D.G.W.
Argonaut Parlor No. 8 N.S.G.W.
Nov. 27, 1926

 
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 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. Touch 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's Bar (here, next
The Mother Orange Tree of Butte County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 15, 2012
2. The Mother Orange Tree of Butte County Marker
Sibling of the Mother Orange Tree in the background.
to this marker); Bidwell Bar Bridge and Tollhouse (a few steps from this marker); Autumn Harvest (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oroville Dam (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Mother Orange Tree of Butte County (approx. 3.2 miles away); 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). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Bidwell Bar Suspension Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
3. Bidwell Bar Suspension Bridge
 
 
Categories. AgricultureBridges & Viaducts
 
Site of Bidwell Bar image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 15, 2012
4. Site of Bidwell Bar
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 514 times since then and 82 times this year. Last updated on December 21, 2016, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 5, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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