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

Site of 1st Sawmill

 
 
Site of 1st Sawmill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, November 14, 2012
1. Site of 1st Sawmill Marker
Inscription.  
"Site of 1st Sawmill
Erected by Argonaut Parlor No. 8 Native Sons and Gold of Ophir Parlor No. 190 Native Daughters, commemorating the Bicentennial Year 1776 – 1976”

 
Erected 1976 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Agronaut Parlor No. 8 & Native Daughters of the Golden West, Gold of Ophir Parlor No. 190.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
 
Location. 39° 30.929′ N, 121° 33.101′ W. Marker is in Oroville, California, in Butte County. Marker can be reached from Montgomery Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2332 Montgomery 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. Site of the First Flour Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Oroville Masonic Temple (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Oroville Inn (approx. 0.2 miles
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away); Site of Boehme & Heep Saloon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of First Oroville Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Banking Institution in Ophir (approx. ¼ mile away); Edison Building (approx. ¼ mile away); The American (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oroville.
 
Site of 1st Sawmill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, November 14, 2012
2. Site of 1st Sawmill Marker
The marker is the smaller one, closer to the front on the sidewalk. The larger plaque behind reads: "This building dedicated to Truth – Liberty – Toleration by the Native Sones of the Golden West May 12 1932"
The NSGW Butte County Pioneer Museum Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, November 14, 2012
3. The NSGW Butte County Pioneer Museum Building
50th Aniversary Plaque on the Pioneer Museum Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, November 14, 2012
4. 50th Aniversary Plaque on the Pioneer Museum Building
Click on image to enlarge.
 
 
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 607 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 2, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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