Near Sumpter in Baker County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
A Tale of the Tailings
Because of the dredges' systematic destruction, the original meadow and bottomlands habitat is long gone. Fortunately, the natural forces of nature are beginning to reclaim the tailings and their surroundings as habitat.
Erected by Oregon State Parks.
Location. 44° 44.562′ N, 118° 12.318′ W. Marker is near Sumpter, Oregon, in Baker County. Marker can be reached from Austin Street near Mill Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 Austin Street, Sumpter OR 97877, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anchoring the Dredge (within shouting distance of this marker); A Working Dredge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Floating in its own pond (about 500 feet away); A Golden History (about 700 feet away); Site of Bank of Sumpter (approx. 0.3 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker is located on the trail that circles the dredge pond.
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 9, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 9, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.