Gallery #3--MINES
Red Boy Mine. Ratchet wheels.

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Collection Hawley, Brooks
Description Red Boy Mine. Ratchet wheels.

Brooks Hawley note: Ratchet wheels and shaft for Red Boy hoist plant transferred from Sumpter, Oregon, January 5, 1901 by S. F. Co., Tom McEwen, manager. Photographed for J. W. Cowden by Abrams. Sumpter Forwarding Company.

The house with the four sided roof is where Fred Young and his folks lived until it burned in the 1917 fire. The cupid house, Fred's grandmother. It is said that Thomas McEwen had a hundred horses, used in freighting , stage, and livery business. Only two years later at the height of his and Sumpter's activity, Thomas McEwen died suddenly from an ear infection at Portland, Sept. 13, 1903.

Object ID 1992.1.526
Place Granite District, 44.794110 -118.476308
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