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October 16, 1862: Oroville

October 16, 2012

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Oroville Farmer's Market; by Tom Hilton, on Flickr


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Oroville Chinese Temple; by Tom Hilton, on Flickr

[Today we] went to Oroville. This is a smart mining town, purely mining, surrounded by claims on every side. We climbed a table mountain about three miles north, 1,300 feet high, the table of lava on top bare of all bushes, perfectly flat, but not perfectly horizontal, bounded by precipices on all sides, up which one could climb in only a few places.

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