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

Site of the First Flour Mill

 
 
Site of the First Flour Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 8, 2013
1. Site of the First Flour Mill Marker
Inscription.  “Site of first flour mill in Ophir City now Oroville, built in 1858. Erected and dedicated by Argonaut Parlor No. 8 Native Sons and Gold of Ophir Parlor No. 190 Native Daughters as part of the Bicentennial Year Celebration 1776 – 1976”
 
Erected 1976 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Argonaut Parlor No. 8 & Native Daughters of the Golden West, Gold of Ophira 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 1858.
 
Location. 39° 30.95′ N, 121° 33.064′ W. Marker is in Oroville, California, in Butte County. Marker is on Montgomery Street (Business California Route 70), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2310 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 1st Sawmill (within shouting distance of this marker); Oroville Masonic Temple (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Oroville Inn
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Boehme & Heep Saloon (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of First Oroville Bank (approx. ¼ mile away); First Banking Institution in Ophir (approx. ¼ mile away); Edison Building (approx. ¼ mile away); The American (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oroville.
 
More about this marker. This marker is to the right of the Veterans Memorial Building.
 
Site of the First Flour Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 8, 2013
2. Site of the First Flour Mill Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 697 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 10, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Nov. 28, 2023