Butte County Points of Interest

Edison Building in Oroville, California
  Edison Building in Oroville, California 24 April 2013
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Edison Building
2016 Bird Street
Years 1879-1881

The plaque mounted on the wall beside the Bird Street entrance reads:

Edison Building

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

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