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Magalia in Butte County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
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“Magalia Depot & Butte County Railroad”

 
 
“Magalia Depot & Butte County Railroad” Marker image. Click for full size.
November 16, 2012
1. “Magalia Depot & Butte County Railroad” Marker
This marker has been temporarily removed for restoration.
Inscription.  In 1902, Diamond Match Co., established the Butte Co. Railroad. The So PAC tracks ran between Chico, Durham, and Stirling City. Regular train service between Chico and Magalia began Nov. 2, 1903. Magalia depot was completed soon thereafter. April 8, 1904 lumber and passengers were being transported from Stirling City. Due to financial setbacks, Diamond Match in 1915 turned the line over to Southern Pacific.

Stirling City sawmill closed on Jan. 31, 1958 & the last train ran on Feb. 5, 1958. Train operations were irregular untiil the Stirling City stud mill reopened in Feb. 1964. Trains ran regularly until May 1974, when the mill closed permanently. The tracks lay abandoned until they were turned up in 1979.
 
Erected 1993 by Pair-O-Dice Chapter, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 8, 1904.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located
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near 39° 48.727′ N, 121° 34.691′ W. Marker was in Magalia, California, in Butte County. Marker could be reached from Old Skyway Road near Old Depot Road. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 6818 Old Skyway Road, Magalia CA 95954, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Magalia Community Church / The Magalia Schoolhouse Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dogtown (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Dogtown Nugget (approx. 0.6 miles away); Centerville Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away); Old Paradise (approx. 3.9 miles away); Centerville School (approx. 4½ miles away); Paradise Pioneers (approx. 4.6 miles away); PFC. Steven J. Walberg-Riotto (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Magalia.
 
More about this marker. The building is currently under renovation and marker may have been removed for safe keeping.
 
Also see . . .
1. Magalia Depot. A Waymarking posting with photo of marker and additional information. (Submitted on April 23, 2010.) 

2. Magalia. A short history of Magalia with photos and additional information on the depot and other sites in the area (archived). (Submitted on April 23, 2010.) 
 
Magalia Depot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, April 8, 2010
2. Magalia Depot
Magalia Depot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, April 8, 2010
3. Magalia Depot
Magalia Depot after restoration image. Click for full size.
November 16, 2012
4. Magalia Depot after restoration
Magalia Depot after restoration image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, November 16, 2012
5. Magalia Depot after restoration
Magalia Depot after restoration image. Click for full size.
November 16, 2012
6. Magalia Depot after restoration
Magalia Depot after restoration image. Click for full size.
November 16, 2012
7. Magalia Depot after restoration
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2010, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,276 times since then and 31 times this year. Last updated on November 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. Photos:   1. submitted on November 19, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   2, 3. submitted on April 23, 2010, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   4, 5, 6. submitted on November 19, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   7. submitted on November 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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