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Dredge #3 (Sumpter Valley) . Under construction.

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Collection Hawley, Brooks
Date of photo 1935-1935
Description Dredge #3 (Sumpter Valley) . Under construction. Bull gear being lifted to join one already in place. These gears drove the bucket line.

Brooks Hawley notes: Dredge #3 had three owners: Sumpter Valley Dredging Co., Baker Dredging Co., and Powder River Dredging Co. It was active 1935-1954 with two and one half years shut down during WWII.

The main machinery in Dredge #1 (1913-1924) was used again in this dredge. Dredge #2 (1915-1923) worked up Cracker Creek toward Bourne.

Object ID 1992.1.399
Place Sumpter Valley
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