Oroville in Butte County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Northern California's Oldest Citrus Tree
Sweet Mother Orange and Her Seeds
Early-day miners traveled from far and wide to eat her sweet oranges, gather the seeds, and plant them in yards of their homes. The tree has withstood being moved, floods, freezes and windstorms. Today, with the help of a greenhouse, warming lamps and water mister, the Mother Orange Tree continues to thrive and remain a beloved symbol of the Golden State.
Erected 2008 by California State Parks. (Marker Number 1043.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic Trees marker series.
Location. 39° 30.674′ N, 121° 30.248′ W. Marker is in Oroville, California, in Butte County. Marker is on Glenn Drive south of Meadowview Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Glenn Drive, Oroville CA 95966, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mother Orange Tree of Butte County (here, next to this marker); The Last Yahi Indian Braselton Home Site (approx. 1.9 miles away); Oroville Dam (approx. 2.2 miles away); Long's Bar (approx. 2.4 miles away); Site of the First Flour Mill (approx. 2½ miles away); Site of 1st Sawmill (approx. 2.6 miles away); Oroville Masonic Temple (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oroville.
Categories. • Agriculture •
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