Bucket Line Dredges

Bucket Line Dredges (HM122N)

Location: Trinity Center, CA 96091 Trinity County
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N 41° 3.173', W 122° 41.966'

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Gold dredging turned the Trinity River upside down for over 50 years, leaving behind mounds of rock tailings. The first operation, in 1889, was the Kise Bros. Dredge. The Carrville Dredge, at this site was the last dredge operating for a few years before and after World War II, then sat idle until shipped to Brazil in 1965. The Valdor Dredge mined the Trinity River between the old Junction City Powerhouse and Lime Point until dismantled in 1922; it was reassembled as the Lewiston Dredge near Eastman Gulch. The Pacific Dredge failed at Coffee Creek, then was moved south to the Graves Ranch at Stringtown. The world's largest wood hull dredge was the Estabrook, located near Trinity Center, excavating more than 250,000 tons per month. The Trinity Dredge, operated by Mary E. Smith, was the richest, dredging over $2,700,000 in gold from areas now covered by Lewiston Lake. The Junction City (Yuba) was dismantled and rebuilt as the Fairview at Minersville, in 1949, but failed to float and remains at the bottom of Trinity Lake. Other dredges including the Madrona, Galvin, Poker Bar, Gardella, Gold Bar, and Alta Bert #1 and #2.
HM NumberHM122N
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2000
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Trinitarianus Chapter No. 62 in ccoperation with the U.S. Forest Service and Trinity County Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 7:50pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 525257 N 4544671
Decimal Degrees41.05288333, -122.69943333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 3.173', W 122° 41.966'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 3' 10.38" N, 122° 41' 57.96" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7-15 East Side Rd, Trinity Center CA 96091, US
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