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Oroville in Butte County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Edison Building

 
 
Edison Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, November 14, 2012
1. Edison Building Marker
Inscription.  Edison Ore Mining & Miocene Mining Co. Oct. 1879 to May 1881 by Major Frank McLaughlin searched for platinum to use in Edisonís electric light globe. Used a process to remove gold from black sands found in mine tailings.

Miocene Mining Co. operated a hydraulic mine on Thompson Flat and extended Davis Ditch from Pentz to Thompson Flat.
 
Erected 2002 by Exchange Club of Oroville.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural Resources. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1881.
 
Location. 39° 30.799′ N, 121° 33.299′ W. Marker is in Oroville, California, in Butte County. Marker is at the intersection of Bird Street and Myers Street on Bird Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2016 Bird Street, Oroville CA 95965, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Oroville Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Gray Nurse Hardware (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oroville State Theatre (about 300 feet away); Site of Boehme & Heep Saloon
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(about 300 feet away); Site of First Oroville Bank (about 300 feet away); First Banking Institution in Ophir (about 300 feet away); The American (about 400 feet away); First Pharmacy (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oroville.
 
Edison Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, November 14, 2012
2. Edison Building
The marker, lost in the shadows, is to the right of the entrance.
Mural of the Edison Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, November 14, 2012
3. Mural of the Edison Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 745 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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