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Butte County Roads Petitions and Reports Edit


MSS 323


  • 1850 – 1908 (Creation)


  • 1.04 Linear Feet (Whole)
    3 boxes, 2 oversized items



  • Abstract

    This collection contains petitions and reports and other documents related to early Butte County roads and other transportation such as ferries and bridges.

  • Arrangement

    The collection is arranged chronologically by date filed if the date is available.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Starting in 1850 the Butte County Court of Sessions held local jurisdiction over county government business, acting like a board of supervisors. Butte County public road matters fell under the jurisdiction of the Court of Sessions. In 1855 the Butte County Board of Supervisors was created leaving the Court of Sessions to deal with only certain criminal matters. Therefore after 1854 the records of this collection are addressed and labeled as the Butte County Board of Supervisors not the Court of Sessions. In 1863 the Court of Sessions was abolished.

  • Access Restrictions

    Collection is open for research without restriction.

  • Language of Materials


  • Preferred Citation

    Butte County Roads Petitions and Reports, MSS 323, Special Collections, Meriam Library, California State University, Chico.

  • Processing Information

    Processed by: Rachel Lilia Arteaga, February 22, 2011 Encoded by: Rachel Lilia Arteaga, February 28, 2011

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection deals primarily with road petitions and reports during the years 1850 through 1908. There are several years missing including all of the 1870’s. Document types include but are not limited to road and ferry petitions, surveyors reports, hand drawn maps of roads, field notes, bridge and road plans, and public notices. The general geographic region covered by the collection is Butte County and neighboring cities and towns. These cities, towns, and geographic areas include but are not limited to: Adams Town, Bangor, Bidwell Bar, Burt’s Ferry, Butte Mills, Cherokee Flat, Chico, Diamondville, Dogtown, Feather River, Forbes Town, Hamilton, Helltown, Honcut, Inskip, Jackson’s Ford, Johnson’s Bridge, Leonard’s Ferry, Lynchburg, Marysville, McConnell’s Ferry, Morris Ravine, New Philadelphia, Oregon Gulch, Oroville, Placer City, Sacramento River, Sewell’s Ranch, Spanish Town, Stringtown, Table Mountain, Thomson Flat, Yankee Hill, Yuba City, Wyandote.

  • Related Materials

    No related collections.

  • Publication Rights

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Joan McDougal and Ruby Swartzlow.

  • Language of Materials


  • Separated Materials

    2 items filed in the oversized manuscript cabinet.