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History of Butte County, California, USA

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Butte County, California, USA

Butte County was incorporated as one of California's 19 original counties on 18 February 1850. The county went across the present limits of the Tehama, Plumas, Colusa, and Sutter counties.

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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 feet long in three minutes. Of course it is not to...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 such an extent that the stomach was completely...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

  • 1895 - Butte County
    Butte, bute, a county in the N. part of California. . It is bounded on the W. by the Sacramento River, and is drained by the Feather River and its...Read MORE...


  • Butte County, California, USA
    Middle Fork, Feather River, Near Oroville, California, Along the Western Pacific Railway
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  • Butte County, California, USA
    Western Pacific R.R. Depot, Oroville, Cal.
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  • 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 coffin of Mrs. J. R. Burney's 3-year-old son yesterday...Read MORE...


  • 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
    Postcard
  • 1916
    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...Read MORE...




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Middle Fork, Feather River, Near Oroville, California, Along the Western Pacific Railway
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Western Pacific R.R. Depot, Oroville, Cal.
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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
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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 feet long in three minutes. Of course it is not to... 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 such an extent that the stomach was completely... 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
  • 1895 - Butte County
    Butte, bute, a county in the N. part of California. . It is bounded on the W. by the Sacramento River, and is drained by the Feather River and its... Read MORE...

  • 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 coffin of Mrs. J. R. Burney's 3-year-old son yesterday... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    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... Read MORE...

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