Bishop in Inyo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
"Atlas Copco Mucker"
The machine, originally made in Sweden, ran on rail tracks was powered by pressurized air and operated by one miner.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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 37° 22.053′ N, 118° 23.688′ W. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 690 North Main Street, Bishop CA 93514, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of 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. ¼ mile 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); Project Sierra Wave (approx. 1.6 miles away); Owensville (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bishop.
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