Near Bonanza City (ghost town) in Custer County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Remnants of the Past
The 4-level Yankee Fork dredge floated in water as it dug its way upstream, extracting gold and silver from the river bed. It left behind an arc of fan-shaped tailing piles as it pivoted back and forth, anchored by a 55-foot post called a spud. Large cobbles were sent to a mounted conveyor belt, or stacker, while finer sediments were deposited outside the dredge.
These dredge piles are evidence of Idaho's mining heritage and are being preserved as an important part of the Yankee Fork's history.
Erected by Simplot, U.S. Forest Service, various Idaho Governmental Agencies.
Location. 44° 20.532′ N, 114° 43.41′ W. Marker is near Bonanza City (ghost town), Idaho, in Custer County. Marker is on Yankee Fork Road - Custer Motorway Adventure Road near Westfork Lane, on the left 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bonanza City (approx. 2.1 miles away); Dredge Tailings (approx. 2.4 miles away); Dredge Camp Family Life Dredge Beginnings (approx. 2.4 miles away); Yankee Fork Gold Dredge (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Crew of the Yankee Fork Gold Dredge (approx. 2½ miles away); Building the Dredge (approx. 2.6 miles away); Chinese Businesses (approx. 3.2 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 San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 13, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.