Alder Springs, Glenn County, California
|Elevation||4,455 ft (1,358 m)|
Alder Springs (formerly, Oriental) is an unincorporated community in Glenn County, California. It is located 10.5 miles (17 km) west-northwest of Elk Creek, at an elevation of 4455 feet (1358 m).
The Oriental post office opened in 1888, changed its name to Alder Springs in 1917, and closed for good in 1940.
Alder Springs is the location of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Valley View Conservation Camp. This fire camp of approximately 115 inmates operates under a joint agreement of the California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
The Berkeley Seismology Laboratory of the University of California, Berkeley has strong motion sensor for detecting seismic activity here in addition to a short period sensor operated by the California Department of Water Resources. There is also a nearby National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather station.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Alder Springs, Glenn County, California
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 184. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
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