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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Butte County, California

 
Clickable Map of Butte County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Butte County, CA (83) Colusa County, CA (15) Glenn County, CA (10) Plumas County, CA (119) Sutter County, CA (10) Tehama County, CA (32) Yuba County, CA (46)  ButteCounty(83) Butte County (83)  ColusaCounty(15) Colusa County (15)  GlennCounty(10) Glenn County (10)  PlumasCounty(119) Plumas County (119)  SutterCounty(10) Sutter County (10)  TehamaCounty(32) Tehama County (32)  YubaCounty(46) Yuba County (46)
Oroville is the county seat for Butte County
Adjacent to Butte County, California
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      Glenn County (10)  
      Plumas County (119)  
      Sutter County (10)  
      Tehama County (32)  
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1California, Butte County, Berry Creek — B047 — Beckwourth Trail – Berry Creek
On Oroville-Quincy Highway (Route 162).
“We left here at half past four intending to go as far as Bidwell Bar. We passed on a bridge which crosses a pond made by damming a stream for the purpose of running (a) sawmill which is situated here” – James Woodworth, Aug. 19, . . . Map (db m61682) HM
2California, Butte County, Berry Creek — Lake Madrone Cemetery
Near Oroville-Quincy Highway (Route 162).
The Berry Creek Cemetery, sometimes referred to as the Lake Madrone Cemetery by local residents, served as a community graveyard for many years. The earliest known date of death for a person interred here is 1875. The cemetery fell into disrepair in . . . Map (db m61683) HM
3California, Butte County, Centerville — Centerville Cemetery
On Centerville Road south of Pasa Way, on the right when traveling south.
Main Marker: Burials here date back to the early 1860’s but it was 1900 before the first cemetery association purchased the land from Theodore Willrich and started keeping records. In 1958 a few residents re-formed the organization which . . . Map (db m29709) HM
4California, Butte County, Centerville — Centerville School
On Centerville Road north of North Humbug Road, on the right when traveling north.
Erected in 1894 by C.H. Hintz this building was used continuously for school purposes until 1966 when due to unification, pupils were bussed into Chico. The first teacher was Miss Ada Woods. Cost of building was $600.Purchased by Centerville . . . Map (db m29692) HM
5California, Butte County, Chico — Chico Cemetery G.A.R. Monument
Near Mangrove Avenue north of Vallombrosa Avenue.
[Front (South-Side) of Monument] Erected by Halleck Post No. 19 G.A.R. & W.R.C. In Memory of Our Comrades 1861 – 1865 [Left (West-Side)] In Honor of The Brave Men Who From the First Bore a . . . Map (db m29659) HM
6California, Butte County, Chico — Chico Elks Lodge No. 423 Veterans Memorial
Near Manzanita Avenue near East Avenue.
Dedicated to the Members of Chico Elks Lodge No. 423 Who served in the Armed Forces Of the United States of AmericaMap (db m29734) WM
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7California, Butte County, Chico — 840-2 — Chico Forestry Station and Nursery
Near South Park Drive.
In 1888, the State Board of Forestry established an experimental forestry station and nursery, a companion to the Santa Monica Station established in 1887. The two were the first such stations in the nation. Exotic and native trees were tested and . . . Map (db m100602) HM
8California, Butte County, Chico — Chico World War I Memorial
On Esplanade near West 1st Street.
In Memory of Our Honored Dead of The World War 1917 – 1918 William H. Aitken • Wyatt L. Arbuckle • Edwin W. Boggs • Russell C. Doyle • Harry A. Elliott • Elbert P. Esmond • Edward N. Fairo • Nelson Coe • Aaron S. Harris • . . . Map (db m29758) HM
9California, Butte County, Chico — General John and Annie K. Bidwell Gravesite
Near Mangrove Avenue near 881 Mangrove Avenue.
This marks the location of General John and Annie K. Bidwell’s Gravesite Founders and Benefactors of ChicoMap (db m29745) HM
10California, Butte County, Chico — Gianella Bridge
On Highway 32 at Gianella Road, on the right when traveling east on Highway 32.
Built cooperatively by Butte and Glenn Counties, 1908-1911. Designed by John B. Leonard (1864-1945), civil engineer, San Francisco. Built by Cotton Bros. and Co. Oakland. Recorded for the Historic American Engineering Record, 1984. Replaced and . . . Map (db m62233) HM
11California, Butte County, Chico — Honey Run Covered Bridge / Gold Dredge
On Honey Run Road at Centerville Road, on the right when traveling north on Honey Run Road. Reported permanently removed.
Honey Run Bridge Erected 1894 By George Miller Gold Dredge The first bucket line gold dredge to operate below the covered bridge used this tumbler – 1898.Map (db m29682) HM
12California, Butte County, Chico — 313 — Hooker Oak
On Manzanita Avenue east of Hooker Oak Avenue.
The massive and majestic Hooker Oak, which occupied this site, was named in honor of renowned British Botanist Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker. The Hooker Oak was acclaimed to be the largest Valley Oak in the world before it fell on May 1, 1977. Age . . . Map (db m100595) HM
13California, Butte County, Chico — 329 — Rancho Del Arroyo Chico
Near Esplanade near Memorial Way.
A vast expanse covering 26,000 acres, Rancho Chico was purchased in 1849-50 by John Bidwell. In 1865 he began construction of the mansion nearby, which in time became the social and cultural center of the upper Sacramento Valley. It was through his . . . Map (db m108748) HM
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14California, Butte County, Chico — The Historic Home of Annie and John BidwellA House With a Style
Near Esplanade near Memorial Way.
Completed in 1868, the home featured many surprisingly modern conveniences including running water, flush toilets, an acetylene gas lighting system, eight fireplaces, and wall-to-wall carpeting. The pink stucco mansion was designed by San Francisco . . . Map (db m29644) HM
15California, Butte County, Chico — The Life and Times of John BidwellAn Amazing Life and Legacy
Near Esplanade near Memorial Way.
John Bidwell was born on the east coast to a poor farming family in 1819. In spite of these modest roots, he would eventually become a key figure in California history, one famous for being a true pioneer, a statesman, politician, prohibitionist, . . . Map (db m29637) HM
16California, Butte County, Chico — United States Submarine Crews Memorial
On Mangrove Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
To the United States 52 Submarines and And Their Gallant Crews Who Sacrificed Their Lives In World War II “Lest We Forget These Boats on Eternal Patrol” Sealion • S · 36 • S · 26 • Shark • Perch • S · 27 • S · . . . Map (db m29738) HM
17California, Butte County, Concow — Yankee HillEst. 1856
On Yankee Hill Road, on the right when traveling north.
This is the area of the original historic site of Old Yankee Hill. It was first founded as a gold mining town, having in later years a hotel, general store, Wells Fargo post office, saloon and a winery. Yankee Hill was purchased by the Smiths in . . . Map (db m116614) HM
18California, Butte County, Durham — Samuel Neal1816 – 1859
Near Oroville-Chico Hwy.
Born in Bucks County Pennsylvania, Neal a blacksmith by trade came to California with John Fremont’s second expedition in 1844. After working for John Sutter briefly at New Helvetia, obtained a land grant and established Rancho Esquon. After . . . Map (db m61826) HM
19California, Butte County, Durham — W.W. Durham House1874
On Durham-Dayton Highway at Jones Avenue on Durham-Dayton Highway.
Has been place on the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m61824) HM
20California, Butte County, Forbestown — Black Bart, the PO8
On Black Bart Road at Sandra Lane on Black Bart Road.
Attacked La Port [sic] – Oroville stage here, July 13, 1888. Frank N. Morse, driver, was repulsed by George Hackett, armed messenger for Wells Fargo Express. Twenty eight stage hold-ups in California 1875-1883 are credited to Black . . . Map (db m134505) HM
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21California, Butte County, Forbestown — Forbestown Lodge No. 50 F.& A.M
On Old forbestown Road.
St. Louis No. 86, Polar Star No. 90 Jefferson No. 97, Gibsonville No. 151 consolidate with Forbestown Lodge No. 50 F.& A.M. chartered May 3, 1854 The slab below relic of St. Louis Lodges, St. Louis, Sierra County, California . . . Map (db m61684) HM
22California, Butte County, Forest Ranch — 14 Mile House
On Deer Creek Highway (California Route 32) at 14 Mile House Drive on Deer Creek Highway.
In June, 1864, the Chico and Humboldt Wagon Road Company began to construct a road to connect Chico with the Idaho mines. A toll station for the Chico and Humboldt Wagon Road stood nearby to the left. A Georgian, Nick Spires, is said to have . . . Map (db m61766) HM
23California, Butte County, Forest Ranch — Katie Thompson – Mattie Thompson – Josie CampbellECV Preserving California History
On Humboldt Road at Butte Creek Flat (Summit) Road on Humboldt Road.
On this site the remains of Katie Thompson, Mattie Thompson, and Josie Campbell were laid to rest. The children, were the grandchildren of Joseph Campbell, and all died of Scarlett Fever in 1877. Joseph Campbell was a prominent pioneer in this area . . . Map (db m61767) HM
24California, Butte County, Magalia — “Magalia Depot & Butte County Railroad”
Near Old Skyway Road near Old Depot Road. Reported missing.
In 1902, Diamond Match Co., established the Butte Co. Railroad. The So PAC tracks ran between Chico, Durham, and Stirling City. Regular train service between Chico and Magalia began Nov. 2, 1903. Magalia depot was completed soon thereafter. April 8, . . . Map (db m61223) HM
25California, Butte County, Magalia — Dogtown
On Old Skyway Road near Kraus Court, on the left when traveling north.
This site was first settled in 1850. It was named Dogtown for the dogs raised and sold to the miners by a woman named Bassett.Map (db m66119) HM
26California, Butte County, Magalia — LovelockSquare-Nail Town Smith
On Skyway Highway near Lovelock Road.
Named for George Lovelock, born in Wales in 1824, emigrated to California in 1850. George Lovelock settled in Butte County in 1851 and began a successful business in Butte Creek Canyon before moving not far from this present site to establish a . . . Map (db m61685) HM
27California, Butte County, Magalia — Magalia Community Church / The Magalia Schoolhouse Bell
On Skyway Road south of Magalia Cemetery Road.
[ Upper Marker ] This property Magalia Community Church Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior [ Lower Marker ] The Magalia . . . Map (db m29609) HM
28California, Butte County, Magalia — 771 — The Dogtown Nugget
On Old Skyway Road, 0.3 miles north of Pentz-Magalia Road, on the right when traveling east.
This marker symbolizes the discovery of the first large gold nugget in California. It was found across this canyon in Willard Gulch April 12, 1859. Weight 54 pounds.Map (db m29663) HM
29California, Butte County, Oroville — 1879 Site of Messilla Valley School
On Messilla Valley Road, on the right when traveling north.
The Oregon School District was formed in 1856 and the schoolhouse stood near Dry Creek behind the old Pence Hotel. In 1872 the schoolhouse was relocated and rebuilt behind the existing corrals south of present day Durhan-Pentz Road. Following the . . . Map (db m65869) HM
30California, Butte County, Oroville — Autumn Harvest
Near Kelly Ridge Road.
For centuries, acorns have been a major food source for many California Indian groups. Nutritious and easy to store, processed acorns could be served as soup, mixed with fruit or meat, or baked into a cake. 1. In autumn, Indian people filled . . . Map (db m61559) HM
31California, Butte County, Oroville — Bald Rock Dome
Near Bryant Ravine Road (Forest Road 21N35Y) 1.6 miles north of Lumpkin Road when traveling north.
Bald Rock Dome was formed from a large body of melted rocks (called the Bald Rock Pluton) deep in the earth's crust. The Bald Rock Pluton is two miles wide, and was formed approximately 140 million years ago. As the pluton cooled, parts of its . . . Map (db m146208) HM
32California, Butte County, Oroville — Bidwell Bar Bridge and Tollhouse
On Bidwell Canyon Road.
Originally constructed on a site one and a half miles northeast of this location in 1856 Rededicated on July 30, 1977 on this Kelly Ridge site to avoid inundation by the waters of Oroville Reservoir State of California - Edmund G. . . . Map (db m61597) HM
33California, Butte County, Oroville — 330 — Bidwell's Bar1853 – 1856
On Bidwell Canyon Road.
Erected by Argonaut Parlor No. 8. Native Sons of the Golden West and Butte County Board of Supervisors To designate the site of the second county seat of Butte County Bidwell's Bar 1853 – 1856 Site of the Court House was . . . Map (db m100598) HM
34California, Butte County, Oroville — Braselton Home Site
On Foothill Boulevard near Oro-Bangor Highway/Foothill Boulevard, on the left when traveling north.
In memory of James D. Braselton his wife Anna C. Braselton and their family The erection of this historical monument marking the site of their home here at Garden Ranch built in 1887 and the Braselton Room in the Oroville . . . Map (db m69789) HM
35California, Butte County, Oroville — Butte County Court House at Oroville
Near Bird Street, on the right when traveling east.
1956 marks 1st centennial of Butte County Court House at Oroville 3rd county seat of Butte CountyMap (db m61557) HM
36California, Butte County, Oroville — Butte County Courthouse Bricks
Near Bird Street near Huntoon Street.
These bricks are from the first Butte County Courthouse erected at this site, in Oroville, in 1856.Map (db m65845) HM
37California, Butte County, Oroville — Cherokee
On Cherokee Road, 1.5 miles east of North General Sherman Way, on the left when traveling north.
Led from Indian Territory by their New England schoolmaster, a band of young Cherokee Argonauts discovered gold here 1850. Town established 1853 when first stores erected by Welsh miners. During heyday of 1875, Cherokee boasted its own theatre, race . . . Map (db m234) HM
38California, Butte County, Oroville — 770 — Chinese Temple
On Broderick Street, on the right when traveling east.
Dedicated in the spring of 1863, this building served as a temple of worship for 10,000 Chinese then living here. Funds for its erection and furnishings were provided by the Emperor and Empress of China and local Chinese labor built the structure. . . . Map (db m100599) HM
39California, Butte County, Oroville — Completion of 4th Railroad in CaliforniaMiddletown
On Myers Street (Business California Route 70) at Kitrick Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Myers Street.
To Commemorate completion of 4th Railroad in California – Marysville to Oroville, by California Northern Railroad, later the Southern Pacific Co. 1st passenger train February 9 – 1864. Also marks site of Middletown 1854 – 1856.Map (db m190381) HM
40California, Butte County, Oroville — County Community Well
Near Bird Street at Huntoon Street.
1856 Renovated Oroville Rotary 1980 (Seal of the American Revolution Bicentennial 1776-1976)Map (db m65844) HM
41California, Butte County, Oroville — Deputy Sheriff Randal Eugene Jennings
On Oroville Dam Boulevard West, on the left when traveling west.
It is not how this officer died that makes him a hero, it is how he lived. Deputy Sheriff Randal Eugene Jennings Badge No. 80 Butte County Sheriff’s Office On May 21, 1997 Deputy Randy Jennings became the first Butte County Sheriff’s . . . Map (db m65841) HM
42California, Butte County, Oroville — Edison Building
On Bird Street at Myers Street on Bird Street.
Edison Ore Mining & Miocene Mining Co. Oct. 1879 to May 1881 by Major Frank McLaughlin searched for platinum to use in Edison’s electric light globe. Used a process to remove gold from black sands found in mine tailings. Miocene Mining Co. . . . Map (db m61556) HM
43California, Butte County, Oroville — First Banking Institution in Ophir
On Myers Street at Mongomery Street, on the right when traveling north on Myers Street.
This tablet commemorates the establishment of the First Banking Institution in Ophir now Oroville which was located on this site and occupied by McWilliams & Tymeson - G.A. Emery - Geo. Faulkner & Co. 1855-1865 . . . Map (db m25694) HM
44California, Butte County, Oroville — First Liberty Pole In The West
On Montgomery Street at Huntoon Street, on the left when traveling east on Montgomery Street.
. . . Map (db m65908) HM
45California, Butte County, Oroville — First Pharmacy
On Montgomery Street, on the left when traveling east.
Randall & McDermott 1855 B.S.A. Troop 29 (Seal of the American Revolution Bicentennial 1776-1976)Map (db m65909) HM
46California, Butte County, Oroville — Gray Nurse Hardware
On Huntoon Street at Miner's Alley on Huntoon Street.
In 1888, James C. Gray purchased Brock and Tabor Hardware at 1950 Montgomery Street. That purchase included the lot you are standing on now. In 1898 Gray built a 50‘ by 100‘ building to house Ophir Hardware. The original building was a single story, . . . Map (db m176229) HM
47California, Butte County, Oroville — 139-08 — Historic Oroville Inn
On Bird Street near Downer Street, on the right when traveling west.
Construction of the Oroville Inn commenced in 1929 and was halted due to the Great Depression. Two hundred local residents, in an impressive display of community, came together to complete the Inn which opened June 1, 1930. They became shareholders . . . Map (db m176288) HM
48California, Butte County, Oroville — Jewish Cemetery
On Feather River Boulevard, on the right when traveling south.
Thousands of Jewish emigrants escaping religious persecution and economic oppression in Germany and Eastern Europe joined the Gold Rush to California. They brought with them a strong work ethic and religious conviction. These settlers were . . . Map (db m61497) HM
49California, Butte County, Oroville — Liberty Pole
Near Bird Street at Huntoon Street.
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. . . . Map (db m65843) HM
50California, Butte County, Oroville — BUT-012 — Long's Bar
Near Cherokee Road.
Site of Gold Rush settlements Long’s Bar, Adamstown, White Rock, and nearby Banner Mine. Sam Neal discovered gold here in 1848. First Christian and Masonic observances in Butte County held here 1849. First county ferry franchise, 1850.Map (db m113876) HM
51California, Butte County, Oroville — Morris Ravine School
On Oregon Gulch Road, on the right when traveling east.
The one room school built here in 1863 survived mining booms and busts, world wars and a great depression only to have social changes close its doors forever in 1949. It is with sincere gratitude that we donate this marker for opportunities provided . . . Map (db m61705) HM
52California, Butte County, Oroville — 1043 — Mother Orange Tree of Butte County
Near Glenn Drive south of Meadowview Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Judge Joseph Lewis planted this Mediterranean Sweet Orange seedling near the toll bridge at Bidwell’s Bar, Butte County, California in 1856. It has survived hard times and is the oldest living orange tree in California. “From its example and . . . Map (db m143395) HM
53California, Butte County, Oroville — Native Food Preparation
Near Bryant Ravine Road (Forest Road 21N35Y) 1.6 miles north of Lumpkin Road when traveling north.
As you rest under the shade of this oak tree, you may notice several bowl shaped depressions in the rocks. These depressions, called mortars, were created over the last 2000 years by Maidu Indians. Each mortar was created for a specific purpose, . . . Map (db m146228) HM
54California, Butte County, Oroville — 1043 — Northern California's Oldest Citrus TreeSweet Mother Orange and Her Seeds
On Glenn Drive south of Meadowview Drive.
Imported from Mazatlan, Mexico, the Mother Orange Tree was purchased on the streets of Sacramento when it was only a 2 to 3 year-old seedling in a tub. She was planted in 1856 and quickly grew into a California legend. The leafy greens of her robust . . . Map (db m62787) HM
55California, Butte County, Oroville — 807 — Oregon City
On Oregon Gulch Road at Oregon City Trail, on the left when traveling south on Oregon Gulch Road.
Entering California over the Applegate and Lassen trails, a party of Oregonians, captained by Peter H. Burnett, arrived here in autumn of 1848 to establish the town of Oregon City. Burnett, little more than a year later, became the first civil . . . Map (db m100600) HM
56California, Butte County, Oroville — Oregon City Cemetery
On Oregon Gulch Road.
In 1864 the Strang family moved to Oregon City. The institution date of the Oregon City Cemetery is unknown, the oldest grave is believed to be August 16, 1878. William H. Strang granted to the inhabitants of Oregon City and vicinity this piece of . . . Map (db m61706) HM
57California, Butte County, Oroville — Oroville Carnegie LibraryBuilt 1912
On Montgomery Street at Oak Street, on the right when traveling east on Montgomery Street.
has been placed on National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior In 1911, Andrew Carnegie, Scottish industrialist, businessman, and major philanthropist, endowed upon City of Oroville $10,000 for . . . Map (db m17229) HM
58California, Butte County, Oroville — Butte 13 — Oroville Cemetery
On Feather River Boulevard, on the left when traveling south.
Established in 1857 to replace the cemetery which served the original gold camp of Ophir City, remains from that graveyard were removed when the area now known as Hewitt Claim Park was mined thus forcing the relocation of the cemetery. This burial . . . Map (db m61495) HM
59California, Butte County, Oroville — Oroville Chinese Cemetery1850 -1944
On Feather River Boulevard at Gold Dredge, on the right when traveling south on Feather River Boulevard.
This cemetery was established in 1850 during the Gold Rush days to serve the Chinese communities of Lava Beds, Bagdad, Bidwell Bar and Ophir City (now Oroville). The last burial here was in 1944.Map (db m61494) HM
60California, Butte County, Oroville — Oroville Dam
On Brad Freeman Trail, on the right when traveling south.
In deep appreciation of those who had the foresight to plan, design, and construct the Oroville Dam Project and to those who have been operating and maintaining it for the State Water Project and the people of California. Since its . . . Map (db m101447) HM
61California, Butte County, Oroville — Oroville Masonic Temple
SESQUICENTENNIAL TESTAMENT On the 8th day of May In the year 2006 AL 6006 Oroville Lodge No. 103 F.&A.M. In the State of California Did celebrate 150 years In Oroville, California Dispensation: April 4, 1856 Chartered: May 8, . . . Map (db m17781) HM
62California, Butte County, Oroville — Oroville Municipal Airport
Near Montgomery Street.
The City of Oroville built the Oroville Municipal Airport in 1933 and it proudly served as a WW II Training Base Mural circa 1942 Dedicated 1996Map (db m61601) HM
63California, Butte County, Oroville — Oroville State Theatre
On Myers Street at Robinson Street on Myers Street.
Oroville State Theatre has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United State Department of the Interior Built 1928Map (db m61555) HM
64California, Butte County, Oroville — Pioneer Cemetery
On Thompson Flat Cemetery Road.
A memorial to those whose burial places in Bidwell Bar Cemetery Enterprise Cemetery And six family plots were moved to make way for the rising waters of Oroville ReservoirMap (db m69793) HM
65California, Butte County, Oroville — Pioneer Miners Of Thompson Flat District
Near Thompson Flat Cemetery Road.
In Veneration of the Early Day Pioneer Miners Of Thompson Flat District This historical monument and area marks their burial site dating from 1849 to about 1880. Names unknown. Dedicated November 12, 1972 by The Cemetery Board of . . . Map (db m69791) HM
66California, Butte County, Oroville — Site of 1st Sawmill
Near Montgomery Street, on the left when traveling east.
"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”Map (db m61558) HM
67California, Butte County, Oroville — Site of Boehme & Heep Saloon
On Montgomery Street at Myers Street, on the left when traveling east on Montgomery Street.
Built 1855 Restored 1976 by Aerie No. 196 – Fraternal Order of Eagles, Oroville (Seal of the American Revolution Bicentennial 1776-1976)Map (db m65907) HM
68California, Butte County, Oroville — Site of First Oroville Bank
On Montgomery Street near Myers Street, on the left when traveling east.
McWilliams & Tymeson 1855 Wells Fargo & Company Express Agents First Brick Bldg in Oroville Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 196 (Seal of the American Revolution Bicentennial 1776-1976)Map (db m65906) HM
69California, Butte County, Oroville — Site of the First Flour Mill
On Montgomery Street (Business California Route 70), on the right when traveling west.
“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 – . . . Map (db m65842) HM
70California, Butte County, Oroville — The American
On Montgomery Street (Business California Route 70) just west of Myers Street, on the right when traveling west.
Site of First Theater in Oroville The American (Seal of the American Revolution Bicentennial 1776-1976)Map (db m65838) HM
71California, Butte County, Oroville — 809 — The Last Yahi Indian
On Oroville-Quincy Highway at Oak Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Oroville-Quincy Highway.
For thousands of years the Yahi Indians roamed the foothills between Mt. Lassen and the Sacramento Valley. Settlement of this region by the white man brought death to the Yahi by gun, by disease, and by hunger. By the turn of the century only a few . . . Map (db m100601) HM
72California, Butte County, Oroville — 314 — The Mother Orange Tree of Butte CountyBidwell Bar Bridge
On Bidwell Canyon Road.
To commemorate The Mother Orange Tree of Butte County planted at this spot by Judge Joseph Lewis in 1856 The Bidwell Bar Bridge First suspension bridge of California Transported from New York via Cape Horn 1853. Completed . . . Map (db m100596) HM
73California, Butte County, Paradise — Nelsons Bar
Near Nelson Bar Boat Ramp Road.
Mining settlement named for Benjamin Nelson who discovered gold here in 1850. Town was on both sides of W. Branch of N. Fork of Feather River.Map (db m113875) HM
74California, Butte County, Paradise — Old Paradise
On Clark Road at Elliott Road, on the right when traveling north on Clark Road.
On these 4 corners was the Old Town of Paradise, known in the 1860’s as Leonard’s Mill. Just north was the mill, hotel and stage stop. To the N.E. was a turpentine distillery. To the east was the school. The Paradise post office was established and . . . Map (db m66140) HM
75California, Butte County, Paradise — Butte 011 — Old Paradise Depot
On Black Olive Drive north of Pearson Road, on the right when traveling north.
Constructed in 1903, this depot is one of three maintained along the Butte County Railroad, a 31 mile line from Chico to Stirling City, completed by Diamond Match Co. in 1904. The railroad was later acquired by Southern Pacific and operated as a . . . Map (db m29671) HM
76California, Butte County, Paradise — Paradise Pioneers
On Pearson Road near Mallan Lane, on the right when traveling east.
There are four sides to this marker, a plaque on each side. Side 2 1852 – 1886 Eugene F. Kunkle • Durville Bequette • Charles Deleplain • Hinrich Buschmann • John Wake • Benjamin F. Butler • William Leonard • Willaim Dresser • . . . Map (db m66139) HM
77California, Butte County, Paradise — Paradise Veterans Memorial
Near Black Olive Drive near Pearson Road, on the right when traveling north.
Dedicated to those Who made the Ultimate Sacrifice Arguello, Robert • Collins, Clarence, Cpl • Casey, Liam Soueph, Pfc • Clewett, Kenneth, Cpt • Darting, Leslie • Hill, Dale Evan, Pfc • Collins, Clarence H. • Knox, Merrill Irven, Cpl • . . . Map (db m66137) WM
78California, Butte County, Paradise — PFC. Steven J. Walberg-Riotto
Near Black Olive Drive at Pearson Road, on the right when traveling north.
In Memory Of PFC. Steven J. Walberg-Riotto August 19, 1988 0 April 14, 2007 Operation Iraqi FreedomMap (db m66136) WM
79California, Butte County, Paradise — Town of Paradise Memorial TrailwaySPRR Milepost 198.2 – Site of the Paradise Rail Yard
Near Pearson Road near Black Olive Drive.
The rail yard housed the depot, a water tank, a stockyard, as well as a siding and spur. A motorcar house was located further up the track. The depot was retired on January 19, 1960. The coming of the railroad was the major event that sparked . . . Map (db m29674) HM
80California, Butte County, Stirling City — Inskip HotelElev. 4808’
On Skyway Highway, on the left when traveling north on Skyway Highway.
Editor's Note: All the "E's" on this marker are backwards The historic inn, first built in 1857 by Pat Kelley sold to John Stokes in 1866. Destroyed by fire in 1868. Rebuilt in 1868, is the only remaining one of five hotels which . . . Map (db m61765) HM
81California, Butte County, Stirling City — Stirling City
On Skyway Highway near Retson Road.
This peaceful community, gateway to the remote regions of the High Lakes of Butte and Plumas Counties, owes its origin and subsequent development to the entrance of the Diamond Match Company to California. With the purchase of about 40,000 acres of . . . Map (db m61764) HM
82California, Butte County, Thermalito — Hamilton1851 – 1853
Near Larkin Road at East Hamilton Road, on the left when traveling south.
Erected by Argonaut Parlor No. 8 Native Sons of the Golden West and Butte County Board of Supervisors to designate the site of the first county seat of Butte County. Hamilton 1851 – 1853 Site of Court House was 600 yds. . . . Map (db m95740) HM
83California, Butte County, Wyandotte — 141-04 — Dunstone Memorial Hall
On Foothill Boulevard, 0.2 miles Dunstone Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Built in 1899 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, it sits on the Beckwourth Trail. It was donated to the Wyandotte Community Association and named after the pioneer of the Wyandotte area, William Dunstone. In 2016, it became the home of Argonaut . . . Map (db m159622) HM
 
 
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Feb. 2, 2023