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Port Wine
Fry, Beryl
Date Created and/or Issued
ca. 1891
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Meriam Library. California State University, Chico
Contributing Institution
California State University, Chico
Northeastern California Historical Photograph Collection
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Street view of Port Wine during the 4th of July. Published: Oroville (Co.) Mercury-Register Jan. 29.
Port Wine celebrates 4th about 1891 or 1892. First building left -Caya Hotel -Rilla's grand parents. Second - Saloon & barber shop -Joe Gibson -Ed Reynolds & last O Libertie. Third & Last -Ham's store dwelling -main building. 1965 still stand. Probably 10 buildings in all . Notice bird houses -welcoming swallows & martins -a real thrill when the first arrived in Spring & got busy. Left side -Stone building. warehouse -(ayas -later when hotel (right side) burned about 99 -Rilla's folks (who owned hotel right side) lived there. Cassidy hotel & butcher show, same side but do not show in picture. Our snow shoe track -down through town. Notice stove pipes- only heat- big fires but seemingly no fear and no fires. Lamps (kerosene) and candles lighted folks to bed. "Main street, Port Wine- Ham's second business, at Port Wine, was carried on in the building seen in the center of the picture. The stone wall that is pictured faces east, and a segment of this wall is about all that is left of Port Wine. The other buildings are gone, and the land is reverting to forest. The people, in best bib and tucker, were celebrating the Fourth of July about 1891 or 92. Notes on the back of the photograph say there were probably 10 buildings in all the Port Wine"- Oroville (CA) Mercury Register, Saturday, January 29, 1983.
115 x 195 mm
Film negative
Celebrations, anniversaries, etc
Sierra County (Calif.)
Port Wine (Calif.)
original not owned
Northeastern California Historical Photograph Collection

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