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Bishop in Inyo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

“Atlas Copco Mucker”

 
 
Atlas Copco Mucker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 30, 2014
1. Atlas Copco Mucker Marker
Inscription. This historic mining artifact is known as a track mucking machine. It dates back to the 1960s and was used by Union Carbide Corporation at the nearby Pine Creek Tungsten mine 20 miles North West of Bishop. During World War II and for some years afterward, this mine was the largest producer of Tungsten in the world.

The machine, originally made in Sweden, ran on rail tracks was powered by pressurized air and operated by one miner. Its primary purpose was to scoop up ore and rock that had been dynamited at the heading of the tunnel, the machine would dump the loose debris into ore carts. This saved miners the backbreaking work of shoveling the excavated material into carts, which was then removed from the mine for processing or waste storage.
 
Erected 2013 by Slim Princess Chapter 395 E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 22.053′ N, 118° 23.688′ W. Marker is in Bishop, California, in Inyo County. Marker is on North Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 690 North Main Street, Bishop CA 93514, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of
Atlas Copco Mucker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 30, 2014
2. Atlas Copco Mucker Marker
this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whiskey Creek History (approx. 0.2 miles away); Slim Princess (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Little Kittie Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Ernest Kinney Teamster Family Mural (approx. 0.3 miles away); History of "Dangerous Arrest" (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Mule (approx. 0.4 miles away); Owensville (approx. 3.2 miles away); San Francis Ranch (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bishop.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Atlas Copco Mucker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 30, 2014
3. Atlas Copco Mucker Marker
Martha Miklaucic image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 30, 2014
4. Martha Miklaucic
In Memory of Martha Miklaucic Executive Director Bishop Chamber of Commerce 1983-1996 Executive Director Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association 1996 - 2006 "A dedicated profession, an inspirational leader, respected and admired by her colleagues and the community"
Martha Miklaucic Memorial Dedication Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 30, 2014
5. Martha Miklaucic Memorial Dedication Marker
Located near the Atlas Copco Marker
 
 
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