Paradise, town (1990 pop. 25,406), Butte co., N central Calif., located along a broad ridge in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada range, inc. 1979. It is mainly residential with a growing population. Cattle are raised and fruits, olives, nuts, wheat, and nursery stock are grown. Gold was discovered nearby in 1859. A wildfire in 2018 largely destroyed the town.
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