Big Bar And Pulga – This is a Power Point presentation on the history of Big Bar and Pulga. Also included are the King, Gramps and Reynolds family histories. Photos courtesy of Earnie Reynolds who grew up in Pulga. Also contributing were Jeff Evans and Geneva Harris.
Western Pacific Railroad Going Around The Bend – Pictures of the Western Pacific Railroad between 1950 and 1990 going around the Big Bend in The Feather River. See the March 2017 newsletter for an article related to these slides and life on the other side of the of the river at Big Bend by Jim Lekas!
The Banner Mine – founded in 1852, was the first really financially successful mining operation in Butte County. This 12- minute video offers a glimpse into early hard rock mining in Butte County.
Cherokee & Concow Dam 1853 to 1924 – Cherokee and the Concow Valley’s early history is linked by the need for water to support hydraulic mining operations. This Power Point presentation tells the story.