Near Sumpter in Baker County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Anchoring the Dredge
The Biggest Spud You Ever Saw
The dredge "anchor" at the back end of the dredge was a 42-ton steel I-beam called a spud.
Erected by Oregon State Parks.
Location. 44° 44.551′ N, 118° 12.287′ W. Marker is near Sumpter, Oregon, in Baker County. Marker can be reached from Austin Street near Mill Street (County Route 410), 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 6 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Tale of the Tailings (within shouting distance of this marker); A Working Dredge (within shouting distance of this marker); Floating in its own pond (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Golden History (about 600 feet away); Site of Bank of Sumpter (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sumpter, Oregon (approx. 0.4 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is located on the trail that circles the dredge pond.
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
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 70 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 9, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.