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    Posted September 2, 2013 by
    Oroville, California
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    Where in the World is Oroville, California?

    Oroville, California is home to Feather Fiesta Days, the Lott Home in Sank Park, and one of the largest earth-filled dams in the United States. It is located approximately 70 miles north of the state capitol, Sacramento.

    Every May, Oroville residents celebrate Feather Fiesta Days in honor of the Gold Rush and founding of the town. Parades, craft fairs, car shows, and a chili cook-off, are just a few of the events held during the week-long event.

    The largest craft fair of the year is held during this time at the Lott Home in Sank Park. The home originally belonged to a judge who came to Oroville during the Gold Rush. The home has many artifacts of the time, some of which belonged to the judge’s daughter, Cornelia.

    The Pioneer Museum in downtown Oroville features other items from the Gold Rush on down through the history of Oroville. One could spend hours there just pondering the past in awe. The two-story building contains photographs, tools, and even musical instruments that belong to past Oroville residents.

    The town has a rich historical and recreational history, containing several museums, the popular lake, and Table Mountain. The town is also well known for its fish hatchery, where the Salmon return each year to spawn. A festival is held each September in honor of the vertebrate.

    Oroville has grown steadily over the past 20 years and has an intriguing history. Find out more about Oroville by reading the Gold City Gazette at and visiting the Oroville Chamber of Commerce website at Then come visit us and see what Oroville is all about.
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