Butte County Points of Interest
The plaque mounted on the wall beside the Bird Street entrance reads:
Edison Ore Mining & Miocene Mining Co. Oct. 1879 to May 1881 by Major Frank McLaughlin searched for platinum to use in Edison's electric light globe. Used a process to remove gold from black sands found in mine tailings.
Miocene Mining Co. operated a hydraulic mine on Thompson Flat and extended Davis Ditch from Pentz to Thompson Flat.
Dedicated by the Exchange Club of Oroville in the Year 2002