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Near Bonanza City (ghost town) in Custer County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Crew of the Yankee Fork Gold Dredge

 
 
The Crew of the Yankee Fork Gold Dredge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
1. The Crew of the Yankee Fork Gold Dredge Marker
Inscription. The dredge operated 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, using only 3 men per shift. The winch man (1) was in charge, controling (sic) the dredge from his vantage point four stories above the deck. From there he could raise and lower, and vary the speed of the bucket line, operate the swing winches, and raise and lower the spud. His crew was a bow oiler (2) who cared for the two Ingersoll-Rand diesel electric units and a stern oiler (3) who looked after the rotary screen and the stacker.
 
Location. 44° 22.662′ N, 114° 43.344′ W. Marker is near Bonanza City (ghost town), Idaho, in Custer County. Marker is on Yankee Fork Road - Custer Motorway Adventure Road near Loon Creek Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanley ID 83278, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yankee Fork Gold Dredge (within shouting distance of this marker); Dredge Beginnings (within shouting distance of this marker); Dredge Camp Family Life (within shouting distance of this marker); Dredge Tailings (within shouting distance of this marker); Bonanza City (approx. 0.4
The Crew of the Yankee Fork Gold Dredge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
2. The Crew of the Yankee Fork Gold Dredge Marker
miles away); Chinese Businesses (approx. 1.2 miles away); Custer City (approx. 1.2 miles away); Nevada House Hotel (site) (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bonanza City (ghost town).
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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