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

Potato Digger

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

Used to dig potatoes from the ground.
Note the bars in the back of the machine.
These bars when in operation would vibrate
the excess dirt off of the potatoes.

 
Erected by Gunnison Pioneer Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 38° 32.631′ N, 106° 55.061′ W. Marker is in Gunnison, Colorado, in Gunnison County. Marker is on Adams Street south of Tomichi Avenue, 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. Potato Planter (here, next to this marker); Jaw Crusher (a few steps from this marker); Water Pump (a few steps from this marker); Bell Grinder (a few steps from this marker); Jaw Crusher-Roll Jaw- (a few steps from this marker); Mine Ore Cart (a few steps
Potato Digger and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 11, 2020
2. Potato Digger and Marker
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 . . .
1. Fjordworks: Horse Powered Potatoes Part 2. (Submitted on October 25, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Gunnison Pioneer Museum. (Submitted on October 25, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. A Different Antique Horse drawn Potato Digger on YouTube. (Submitted on October 25, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 25, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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Feb. 25, 2021