The History of Butte County, California: In Two Volumes

The History of Butte County, California: In Two Volumes by Harry Wells, Frank Gilbert, W. L. Chambers 1534721304 9781534721302
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Mining historian Kerby Jackson introduces us to a classic work of California history in this important re-issue of "The History of Butte County, California: In Two Volumes" which was written by Harry Laurenz Wells, Frank Gilbert and W.L. Chambers in 1882. This hard to find publication consists of two major parts. The first is a 126 page history of the early settlement of California from 1513 to 1850. The second portion is a history of Butte County from its earliest days of settlement to the early 1880. Chapter topics in the first section include Discovery of and Failure to Occupy California by Spain, Occupation of Lower California by the Jesuits, Conquest of Upper California by the Franciscans, Downfall of the Missions, Spanish Military Occupation, California as a Mexican Territory, The Bear Flag War, The Flores Insurrection, California Admitted to the Union, The Great Fur Companies and their Trapping Expeditions, Settlement of the Sacramento Valley and The Discovery of Gold in California. Chapter topics in the second part, include the Organization of Butte County, Its Early History, Changes in County Boundaries, Formation of Townships, Butte Countys County Seat and Courthouse, Butte County Hospital and Infirmary, Elections and County Officers, A History of Crime in Butte County, A History of the Bench and Bar, Press of Butte County, Navigation on the Sacramento River, County Stage Routes, Butte County Agriculture, Butte Countys Mining Industry and Indian Difficulties. Also included are details on local communities in Butte County such as Chico City, Oroville, Nord, Anita, Cana, Biggs, Gridley, Nelson, Durham, Dayton, Oregon City, Cherokee, Pences Ranch, Magalia or Dogtown, Concow Township, Yankee Hill, Concow Valley, Bidwells Bar, Hamilton, Thompsons Flat, Powellton, Inskip, Lovelocks, Stringtown, Enterprise, Forbestown, Clipper Mills, Bangor, Wyandotte, Boston Ranch or Hurlton and others, many of which are now considered ghost towns. Also included are insights into the geology of the county and a history of local churches and schools. Also included are the biographies of 42 early settlers in Butte County, Caliornia. This text is heavily illustrated with 50 plus plates depicting important figures in California history, as well as various historic locations in Butte County. Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface. As such, some type characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections or minor shadows in the page background.

Author: Harry Wells, Frank Gilbert, W. L. Chambers

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 366

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: 2016-06-15


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