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Butte County, California, USA

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Where is Butte County, California, USA? 

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.wikipedia


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Butte County, California, USA - Middle Fork, Feather River, Near Oroville, California, Along the Western Pacific Railway
Butte County, California, USA

Middle Fork, Feather River, Near Oroville, California, Along the Western Pacific Railway
Butte County, California, USA - Western Pacific R.R. Depot, Oroville, Cal.
Butte County, California, USA

Western Pacific R.R. Depot, Oroville, Cal.
Butte County, California, USA - Myers Street, showing Exposition Building, Oroville, California

View of Myers Street, lined with cars and the Oroville Exposition building in background. [front] Myers Street, showing Exposition Building, Oroville, California
Butte County, California, USA

Myers Street, showing Exposition Building, Oroville, California

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News  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...Read MORE...

News  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...Read MORE...

News  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
Stanford, Kentucky
August 31, 1888
News  1904 - Geo. H. Cardiff of Butte, Cal., will bring his automobile with him when he comes to Santa Cruz this summer.

Evening Sentinel
Santa Cruz, California
May 23, 1904
News  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...Read MORE...

1916
Butte, a county in the N. part of California. Area, 1660 sq. m. It is bounded on the W. by the...Read MORE...


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flag  Opal O CLINE (3 November 1895, , Nebraska, USA - 9 February 1986, Butte County, California, USA) gravestone
 

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