Mother Orange Tree of Butte County

Mother Orange Tree of Butte County (HM15UJ)

Location: Oroville, CA 95966 Butte County
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N 39° 30.674', W 121° 30.248'

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Judge Joseph Lewis planted this Mediterranean Sweet Orange seedling near the toll bridge at Bidwell's Bar, Butte County, California in 1856. It has survived hard times and is the oldest living orange tree in California. "From its example and largely from its offspring, a new industry was started in a new section hundreds of miles north of a known citrus region. It was a true pioneer," - Dr. H.J. Webber, Director, Citrus Experiment Station, Riverside, 1927. The Mother Orange was moved from Bidwell Bar during the construction of Oroville Dam in 1964 to protect it from inundation.
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HM NumberHM15UJ
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Marker NumberCHL 1043
Year Placed2006
Placed ByCalifornia State Park in cooperation with the Butte County Historical Society and U.C. Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor for Citrus in Butte County
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 8:48pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 628595 N 4374579
Decimal Degrees39.51123333, -121.50413333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 30.674', W 121° 30.248'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 30' 40.44" N, 121° 30' 14.88" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 360 Glen Dr, Oroville CA 95966, US
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