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#11 DirtyDog

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 10:12 PM

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#12 DirtyDog

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 07:50 PM

Added over 100 historical images of Sumpter, Oregon:

http://www.westernmininghistory.com/gallery/692/modern/towns/

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#13 DirtyDog

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 07:30 PM

I have added five new town profiles for the state of Oregon:

Bourne
Canyon City
Cornucopia
Granite
Greenhorn City

In addition, 139 historical photos have been added to the Sumpter, Oregon profile.

The Oregon state page can be viewed here:

http://www.westernmi...m/state/oregon/

Jarbidge has been added to the Nevada section:

http://www.westernmi...evada/jarbidge/
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#14 HERR42

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 09:31 PM

are you aware of the 16 to 1 mine? i was surprised you dont have Alleghaney Ca listed on your site...
http://origsix.com/t...icle.asp?id=293

there is a high density of mines in the vicinity
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#15 DirtyDog

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 09:46 PM

are you aware of the 16 to 1 mine? i was surprised you dont have Alleghaney Ca listed on your site...
http://origsix.com/t...icle.asp?id=293

there is a high density of mines in the vicinity


Just a matter of time - already have over 3000 images and hundreds of scanned documents for the towns I have done to date.
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#16 ntsqd

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 05:24 PM

Had an Uncle-in-Law who grew up in Halfway. At his suggestion Granddad & I fished the crick near Cornucopia in 1976 while on our way to the World's Fair in Spokane. There was a plan at one time for the railroad to cut a tunnel through the mountains near there. They were seeking to avoid something, but the cost of tunneling in those particular mountains was too high to justify it. They would have needed a machine like what was used for the "Chunnel" to do it.
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Posted 11 October 2010 - 01:49 AM

How many of these gold dredges are out there? John D

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#18 Lighthawk

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 02:12 AM

They are still pulling specimen grade gold out of the 16-to-1 mine. I heard they were using metal detectors to find the gold. http://www.ncgeolsoc...One Mine FT.htm
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Posted 11 October 2010 - 05:44 AM

How many of these gold dredges are out there? John D



That looks a lot like a doodle bug dredge - there are some very rough and rusted remnants of one above Ford's bar on the middle fork of the American River.
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Posted 11 October 2010 - 05:46 AM

DD,

If you love mining history and you haven't done so already you should really take a river trip down the Middle Fork of The American River. It was the heart of the Gold Rush in California and filled with mining history and debris from top to bottom. I spent 7 years as a full time guide out there and picked up a lot of great gold rush history from that Canyon!
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