FORBESTOWN

NAME: Oroville
COUNTY: Butte
ROADS: 2WD
GRID #(see map): 2
CLIMATE: Mild winter and summer
BEST TIME TO VISIT:
Anytime
COMMENTS: Current Residents, semi-ghost.
REMAINS:
Many preserved original buildings.

On a dirt road off of Highway 162east of Oroville lies the abandoned camp of Forbestown, started by B. F. Forbes in 1850. Today, the town is marked by rock foundations, wooden and stone walls, and a few old buildings´┐Żone claimed as the oldest Masonic Hall in California (1850s).

The Forbestown museum has many interesting exhibits.

Submitted by Henry Chenoweth.

 

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