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Gunnison in Gunnison County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Water Pump

 
 
Water Pump Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 11, 2020
1. Water Pump Marker
Inscription.  

Used in placer mining. By pouring water
over the mined material, the heavier metals
such as gold or silver sink to the bottom
for easy retrieval. This item would be an
industrial type water pump.

 
Erected by Gunnison Pioneer Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 38° 32.639′ N, 106° 55.061′ W. Marker is in Gunnison, Colorado, in Gunnison County. Marker is on Adams Street south of Tomichi Avenue (U.S. 50), on the left when traveling south. Marker is on the grounds of the Gunnison Pioneer Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 803 East Tomichi Avenue, Gunnison CO 81230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bell Grinder (here, next to this marker); Jaw Crusher-Roll Jaw- (here, next to this marker); Jaw Crusher (here, next to this marker); Mine Ore Cart (here, next to this marker); Potato Digger (a few steps from this marker); Potato Planter
Water Pump and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 11, 2020
2. Water Pump and Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Rainbow Route Sign (within shouting distance of this marker); Engine #268 (Cinderella) (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gunnison.
 
Also see . . .  Gunnison Pioneer Museum. (Submitted on October 24, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Water Pump and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 11, 2020
3. Water Pump and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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