Anchoring the Dredge

Anchoring the Dredge (HM23LG)

Location: Sumpter, OR 97877 Baker County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 44.551', W 118° 12.287'

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The Biggest Spud You Ever Saw

As you look at the tailings in an aerial photograph or along the road, you'll see that they're played out in neat lines. Why are they straight? Because the dredge had an "anchor" to keep it going forward in a line, rather than wandering over the landscape.
The dredge "anchor" at the back end of the dredge was a 42-ton steel I-beam called a spud.
HM NumberHM23LG
Placed ByOregon State Parks
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 7:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 404620 N 4955053
Decimal Degrees44.74251667, -118.20478333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 44.551', W 118° 12.287'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 44' 33.06" N, 118° 12' 17.22" W
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Area Code(s)541
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 211 Austin St, Sumpter OR 97877, US
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