Near Bonanza City (ghost town) in Custer County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
The Silas Mason Company and later its subsidiary the Snake River Mining Company brought in machinery and tested the ground again. By 1940, a work camp was constructed and workers awaited the arrival of a custom-built dredge. This dredging operation continued off and on until 1947 when the company ended operations due to a bedrock reef that prevented access to better paying ground. Warren Dredging Corporation, a company partially owned by J.R. Simplot, bought the operation in 1949. This company overcame the challenge of the bedrock reef and continued operations until 1952. The dredge was moved to its present location in 1953.
Erected by U.S. Forest Service, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Bureau of Land
Location. 44° 22.625′ N, 114° 43.366′ 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 west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanley ID 83278, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dredge Camp Family Life (here, next to this marker); Dredge Tailings (here, next to this marker); Yankee Fork Gold Dredge (here, next to 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).
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 13, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.