Butte City, California

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Butte City
Unincorporated community
Butte Store, 2012
Butte Store, 2012
Butte City is located in California
Butte City
Butte City
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°27′53″N 121°59′24″W / 39.46472°N 121.99000°W / 39.46472; -121.99000
Country United States
State California
County Glenn County
Elevation[1] 89 ft (27 m)

Butte City (formerly, Butte) is an unincorporated community in Glenn County, California.[1] It is located on the east bank of the Sacramento River 11 miles (18 km) south-east of Willows,[2] at an elevation of 89 feet (27 m).[1]

History[edit]

The first post office at Butte City was established in 1883.[2]

Butte store[edit]

The Butte store is the only structure still standing of the original mining town of Butte City.[3] It used to be one of 100 buildings.[4] It was built in 1857 by Enrico Bruni, an Italian stonemason.[4][5] It is made of brick and fieldstone from Calaveras. It also has three doors made of iron.[5] Xavier Benoist used it as a store and bakery.[3] The building served as a post office. It was also a general store called Ginocchio's. The Ginnochio family owned it for 50 years. It closed in the 1900s.[5] It is a California Historical Landmark.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Butte City, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 204. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  3. ^ a b c "Butte Store". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Butte Store (California Historical Landmark No. 39)". Sierra Nevada Geotourism MapGuide. National Geographic. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c "Butte Store". The American West (Pacific Coastal). Historical Marker Database. Retrieved 3 September 2012.