Monthly Archives: July 2011

Is Skeleton Creek Real?

The next event to put on your calendars is the first ever evening campfire program. Meet on Saturday, July 30th at 7pm at the campfire pit just west of the train depot.  Over the last few weeks we have been … Continue reading

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Tales of Old

This last Saturday marked the eighteenth Annual Dredge Workers reunion. In attendance were several former dredge workers and many family members, as well as a number of guests. The potluck featured fantastic food and a good time was had by … Continue reading

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One Down, Three to Go!

This week the Dredge facelift was completed: just in time for the Dredge Workers Reunion tomorrow! Now that the dredge has been restored to it’s original whitewash front, it will be better protected from the elements and will remain historically … Continue reading

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The Gold That Got Away

There is still gold in them thar hills! The dredge utilized a form of placer mining: which means that it used water to wash the soil to separate the gold. Since only small materials (less than ¾” in diameter) were … Continue reading

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