Butte County, California, USA
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Butte County is a county located in the U.S. state of California. The county seat is Oroville.
Butte County comprises the Chico, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located in the Central Valley of California, north of the state capital of Sacramento. Butte County is known as the "Land of Natural Wealth and Beauty."
Butte County is watered by the Feather River and the Sacramento River. Butte Creek and Big Chico Creek are additional perennial streams, both tributary to the Sacramento. The county is the home of California State University, Chico and of Butte Community College.
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1869 - The editor of the Butte Cal., Recorder recently was present at a trial of the Locher Steam Plow.
Those present were much pleased with the performance. It plowed a strip twelve feet wide and 400 feet long in three minutes. Of course it is not to be expected that this rate could be maintained all day. It is designed to work the ground to a depth of six or seven inches and thoroughly pulverize it.
The Belvidere Standard
May 25, 1869
1875 - The Butte (Cal.) Mercury tells of a band of sheep being brought down from the mountains and turned into a wheat field.
Over one hundred head died in one night from eating wheat and drinking water. The wheat swelled to such an extent that the stomach was completely torn apart.
October 28, 1875
1888 - A Butte, Cal., man who began farming on rented land ten years ago has this year $61,000 worth of wheat to sell.
Semi-Weekly Interior Journal
August 31, 1888
1904 - Geo. H. Cardiff of Butte, Cal., will bring his automobile with him when he comes to Santa Cruz this summer.
Santa Cruz, California
May 23, 1904
1913 - CHILD RISES FROM COFFIN. Shock of Temporary Resuscitation Kills Aged Grandmother.
Butte, Ca., April 25. - While members of the family and relatives were grouped about the open coffin of Mrs. J. R. Burney's 3-year-old son yesterday listening to the funeral service, the body moved and presently the child, clad in its shroud, sat up and gazed about the room. His eyes caught those of his grandmother, Mrs. L. P. Smith, 81 years old. The aged woman stared at the child as if hypnotized. Then she sank into a chair dead.
As she fell the child dropped back into its coffin, from whic...
Butte, a county in the N. part of California. Area, 1660 sq. m. It is bounded on the W. by the Sacramento River and Is drained by the Feather River and its North and Middle Forks. The mineral resources include gold, silver, platinum, etc. Capital, Oroville. Pop. in 1890, 17,939; in 1900, 17,117.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1
Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916
J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
Ancestors Who Were Born and/or Died Here
Opal O Cline
(3 November 1895, Nebraska, USA - 9 February 1986, Butte County, California, USA)
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