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Home > Alaska > Chicken vicinity > Jack Wade Dredge, Milepost 86, Taylor Highway, Chicken, Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK



B&W Photos
Side, Northwest Of Engine Mounts
HB4431
Side, Northwest Of Engine Mounts
West Of Dredge
HB4432
West Of Dredge
Front, Looking West
HB4433
Front, Looking West
North Side
HB4434
North Side
Bucket Tower, Southeast Side
HB4435
Bucket Tower, Southeast Side
West Of Waste Conveyer
HB4436
West Of Waste Conveyer
East Of Waste Conveyer
HB4437
East Of Waste Conveyer
Northeast Of Waste Conveyer
HB4438
Northeast Of Waste Conveyer
South Side
HB4439
South Side
Detail Of Conveyor Belt Crane For Bucket Material
HB4440
Detail Of Conveyor Belt Crane For Bucket Material
Area Below Conveyor
HB4441
Area Below Conveyor
Collection Box Beneath Front Conveyor, Looking East
HB4442
Collection Box Beneath Front Conveyor, Looking East
Trommel, Toward Front Of Dredge
HB4443
Trommel, Toward Front Of Dredge
Spud, Looking Northwest
HB4444
Spud, Looking Northwest
Dredgemaster
HB4445
Dredgemaster's House And Controls
Main Drivegears
HB4446
Main Drivegears
Drive Wheel End Gears (possibly Rope Drive)
HB4447
Drive Wheel End Gears (possibly Rope Drive)
Detail Of Wood Framing And Boss Gear
HB4448
Detail Of Wood Framing And Boss Gear
Hoist Gears
HB4449
Hoist Gears
Northwest Of Engine Mounts
HB4450
Northwest Of Engine Mounts
East Of Engine Mounts
HB4451
East Of Engine Mounts
North Side Of Dirt Collector
HB4452
North Side Of Dirt Collector


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Location
Taylor Highway, Chicken vicinity, AK

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AK-12
Building/structure dates: 1907 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1909 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1914 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1935 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1940 subsequent work
Significance: One of the first bucketline dredges in the Fortymile mining district, this dredge worked longer than any other. The remains site on what is considered by many as the richest creek in the district. The dredge would run ten days, 24 hours a day, then the sluice boxes would be cleaned. The best clean-up was about $30,000.

Subjects
Moving Of Structures
Metal Buildings
Excavation


Related Names
American Mining Company
Wade Creek Dredging
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Faulkner, Sandra M., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. SIDE, NORTHWEST OF ENGINE MOUNTS
2. WEST OF DREDGE
3. FRONT, LOOKING WEST
4. NORTH SIDE
5. BUCKET TOWER, SOUTHEAST SIDE
6. WEST OF WASTE CONVEYER
7. EAST OF WASTE CONVEYER
8. NORTHEAST OF WASTE CONVEYER
9. SOUTH SIDE
10. DETAIL OF CONVEYOR BELT CRANE FOR BUCKET MATERIAL
11. AREA BELOW CONVEYOR
12. COLLECTION BOX BENEATH FRONT CONVEYOR, LOOKING EAST
13. TROMMEL, TOWARD FRONT OF DREDGE
14. SPUD, LOOKING NORTHWEST
15. DREDGEMASTER'S HOUSE AND CONTROLS
16. MAIN DRIVEGEARS
17. DRIVE WHEEL END GEARS (POSSIBLY ROPE DRIVE)
18. DETAIL OF WOOD FRAMING AND BOSS GEAR
19. HOIST GEARS
20. NORTHWEST OF ENGINE MOUNTS
21. EAST OF ENGINE MOUNTS
22. NORTH SIDE OF DIRT COLLECTOR


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