Yankee Hill Historical Society
These archives are dedicated to the curious, the researchers, the publishers and the volunteers who staff organizations dedicated to our local history.
How to Use the Digital Archive
The Yankee Hill Historical Society has been creating the digital archives since 2006. They include over 9,000 digitized newspaper articles from 1846 to today as well as hundreds of photos, deeds, maps, and detailed select family histories. The archives were established during our research and they are published here for those who want to do additional research about the area’s history. The processes for using the archives are set up to simulate the processes used at local libraries, county archives and other resources that are available.
The index and the archives are not all the records for the period listed but only those we discovered during research that pertains to Yankee Hill Historical Society’s area of research, primarily the highway 70 corridor from Pentz to Pulga in Butte County, California.
For More Information About the Yankee Hill Historical Society Archives, the Following Are Available:
Have fun.....Take a test drive!!
Remember, all the Indexes are PDF files and can be searched. After you open the PDF index on a computer, hit the Control and F (find) key together and you will get a search box. On other devices it may be the magnifying glass symbol.
If you want to experience researching a family, enter “Mullen” in the Newspaper Articles, Mining Claims, Deeds and Photos archives using the indexes and you will see entries in all the archives. The family is also covered in the Family Files archives. Try this and I think you will get a feel for what these archives have to offer. Enter your own relatives last name and see what you get!
Interested in “gold mining”, “ranching”, “Indians” or the town of “Cherokee”? Go for it in the Newspaper Articles archive. Use the index or just scroll through the years listed. Be forewarned it can be addictive!
Checkout the 1886 Butte County map in the Maps archives. It is in the California maps section. The map shows the names of the larger land owners. Note: it is a 3 MB file.