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

Liberty Pole

 
 
Liberty Pole Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 8, 2013
1. Liberty Pole Marker
Inscription.  
In 1767, when our yet to be united nation felt the stirrings of revolution, freedom-loving colonists carved and erected the first “Liberty Pole”. It served as a rallying point for those who opposed the British imposed Stamp Act.
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era. In addition, it is included in the The Spirit of ’76, America’s Bicentennial Celebration series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1767.
 
Location. 39° 30.742′ N, 121° 33.375′ W. Marker is in Oroville, California, in Butte County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Bird Street and Huntoon Street. This marker is located in Bicentennial Park, behind the former Butte County Courthouse, now the Butte County Department of Education building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1801 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. Butte County Courthouse Bricks (here, next to this marker); County Community Well (here, next to this marker); Butte County Court House at Oroville
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Gray Nurse Hardware (within shouting distance of this marker); Gardella-Reece Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oroville State Theatre (about 500 feet away); Edison Building (about 500 feet away); First Liberty Pole In The West (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oroville.
 
Also see . . .  Liberty Pole - Wikipedia. Liberty poles were often erected in town squares in the years before and during the American Revolution (e.g. Concord, Massachusetts; Newport, Rhode Island; Caughnawaga, New York; Savannah, Georgia and Englewood, New Jersey). Some colonists erected liberty poles on their own private land (such as in Woburn, Massachusetts—the pole raising there is reenacted annually). (Submitted on June 10, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. Liberty Pole, Bicentennial Celebration
 
Liberty Pole Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 8, 2013
2. Liberty Pole Marker
Click on the image to enlarge it and see the details on the pole.
 
 
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 733 times since then and 25 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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