Oroville's name means city of gold, and it did indeed start out as a placer gold mining town. It was located at the head of navigation on the Feather River, where supplies coming up from San Francisco and Sacramento were transferred to packtrains and wagons. It later became an important railroad stop on the Feather River Route.
An artifact of Oroville's early days is its Chinese Temple from 1863, built by the 10,000 local Chinese residents.Wikipedia: Oroville, California
Chinese Temple in OrovilleThe Chinese Temple, now a museum, was built in 1863 when Oroville had a Chinese population of over 10,000.
Oroville, Butte County, CaliforniaDate photographed: June 20, 2012
|Previous locality: Corning||Next locality: Colusa|