Accounting records for the construction of the Butte County Railroad from Chico to Stirling, California.
The Butte County Railroad was incorporated in March 1902 as an interest of the Diamond Match Company. Construction started
near Chico, California, the following month. That November the Chico and Northern Railroad (a subsidiary of Southern Pacific)
purchased the Butte County Railroad. The line to Stirling, California, was completed in June 1904, with the contracting firm
of E. B. and A. L. Stone performing the construction work. The property became part of the Central Pacific Railway in 1916,
and was later known as Southern Pacific's Stirling City Branch.
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