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Dragline dredge. Consuelo Oregon Mines Sumpter Oregon.

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Collection The Record-Courier/Brinton Family
Date of photo 1941
Description Dragline dredge. Consuelo Oregon Mines Sumpter Oregon. A June 26, 1941, Record-Courier article described the dredge: "This all-electric modern plant of 100 yards per hour capacity has been located on Cracker Creek for about three years. It was moved last winter to its present work at McCully Fork of Powder River, also near Sumpter on the Granite road."
Brooks Hawley said about the Consuelo doodlebug, "This is the electric dragline and the washing plant of Max Hoffman's doodle bug dredge that did all the doodle bug dredging above Sumpter, first on Cracker Creek and last on McCully Fork. Started May 1938. Was closed down winter of 1938-1939 but continued going into World War II. Never went after the war. Max Hoffman was a handsome fellow with personality and his wife was beautiful. Consuelo comes from her name. She had the money. The first class outfit is supposed to have done good but Max Hoffman went broke on later ventures, not mining, and he committed suicide. He had been gambling in Reno, too."
Object ID 2008.13.94
Place Cracker Creek or McCully Fork
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