Category Archives: History

We Ain’t Scared of No…GHOSTS!

It is a simple fact that old buildings are cool…really, really cool!  If walls could talk, one can only imagine the stories that would be told when you walk into a structure that has been standing for over fifty years, … Continue reading

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Mercury 101: What is Good For?

The theories, processes, and techniques behind gold mine all come down to one simple concept; finding the most efficient and thorough way of extracting the gold from the material surrounding it.  Generally, many processes relied on gravity to do the … Continue reading

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Intro to Mercury 101

With the park closed, snow piling up, and no tours or grounds maintenance to be done things slow waaaayyyyyy down in the winter making this an excellent time to start sifting through notes from the previous season.  The park staff … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Fun

Can you believe it’s August already! Where did summer go? As I sat contemplating this question I realized that I haven’t done everything I wanted to do this summer. I still have a list of fun activities to do before … Continue reading

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Campfire Alert!

 With Sumpter’s fire alert currently set at “Extreme” (Meaning; don’t even THINK the word fire or it might start….) we are opting to have a “campfireless” Campfire Program this Saturday. What does this mean?  Well, it means that we wont … Continue reading

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2012 Dredge Heritage Day

The Park Staff and the Friends of Sumpter Valley Dredge would like to thank everyone who came out to join us for the 2012 Dredge Heritage Day. Hamburgers were served and many delicious homemade side dishes, salads, and deserts were … Continue reading

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Time Travel

Looking for something do this Saturday night?  Then consider your evening filled and come out to our campfire program! This week we’ll be presenting a new program taking us back in time to meet rear-oiler, Sylvan, and get a glimpse … Continue reading

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