A Sunday in Oroville

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According to the editor of the Butte Record, Sundays in Oroville were wild and raucous. Other cities in the state had progressed in civilization, but not Oroville. No quiet, peaceful Sabbath in this city — the streets were crowded, the bars and theaters full, and the entertainments abundant. The spirit of ’49 still thrived, even after seven years.

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Butte Record, October 11, 1856

About nancyleek

Nancy is a retired librarian who lives in Chico, California. She is the author of John Bidwell: The Adventurous Life of a California Pioneer.
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