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

Dredge Camp Family Life

 
 
Dredge Camp Family Life Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
1. Dredge Camp Family Life Marker
Inscription. Workers on the dredge included the winch men, stern and bow oilers, and the gold man. A ground crew cleared the area ahead of the digging and helped set the "deadmen." The dredge master oversaw the entire operation, deciding were to dig, when to clean up and when to shut down for repairs. Most of the men, and their families lived at the Dredge Camp that included several log and frame cabins, a bunkhouse, cookhouse, and a guest house. Those that did not live at the camp rented cabins at Sunbeam, Bonanza or at other locations in the Yankee Fork Valley. The closest school was in Stanley, and due to difficult travel conditions in winter, a school was established at the camp. The first year there were thirteen students ranging from pre-school up to eighth grade. The location of the school changed over the years before a one-room school was built. One year the cookhouse kitchen served as the school and another year school was held in part of the bunkhouse.
 
Erected by U.S. Forest Service, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Bureau of Land Management.
 
Location. 44° 22.624′ N, 114° 43.369′ W. Marker is near Bonanza City (ghost town), Idaho, in Custer County. Marker is on Yankee Fork Road - Custer Motorway
Dredge Camp Family Life Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
2. Dredge Camp Family Life Marker
This marker is at the center.
Adventure Road near Loon Creek Road, on the right when traveling west. 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. Dredge Tailings (here, next to this marker); Dredge Beginnings (here, next to this marker); Yankee Fork Gold Dredge (a few steps from this marker); The Crew of the Yankee Fork Gold Dredge (within shouting distance of this marker); Bonanza City (approx. 0.4 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 & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Yankee Fork Gold Dredge image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
3. Yankee Fork Gold Dredge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 13, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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