The Mother Orange Tree of Butte County

The Mother Orange Tree of Butte County (HM15UE)

Location: Oroville, CA 95966 Butte County
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N 39° 32.256', W 121° 27.292'

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Bidwell Bar Bridge

To commemorate
The Mother Orange Tree
of Butte County

planted at this spot
by Judge Joseph Lewis in 1856

The Bidwell Bar Bridge
First suspension bridge of California
Transported from New York via Cape Horn 1853.
Completed 1856
HM NumberHM15UE
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
Marker NumberCHL 314
Year Placed1926
Placed ByNative Sons of the Golden West, Agronaut Parlor No. 8 & Native Daughters of the Golden West, Gold of Ophir Parlor No. 190
Marker Condition
10 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 4:37pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] NILKNARF  [2] NILKNARF  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 632780 N 4377577
Decimal Degrees39.53760000, -121.45486667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 32.256', W 121° 27.292'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 32' 15.36" N, 121° 27' 17.52" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500-598 Bidwell Canyon Rd, Oroville CA 95966, US
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I Saw The Marker

Saw the signpost on the road, turned off and discovered a pleasant bit of history.

May 20, 2018 at 10:03am PDT by nilknarf

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