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Jack Wade Dredge, Milepost 86, Taylor Highway, Chicken, Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK



B&W Photos

HB4431
Side, Northwest Of Engine Mounts

HB4432
West Of Dredge

HB4433
Front, Looking West

HB4434
North Side

HB4435
Bucket Tower, Southeast Side

HB4436
West Of Waste Conveyer

HB4437
East Of Waste Conveyer

HB4438
Northeast Of Waste Conveyer

HB4439
South Side

HB4440
Detail Of Conveyor Belt Crane For Bucket Material

HB4441
Area Below Conveyor

HB4442
Collection Box Beneath Front Conveyor, Looking East

HB4443
Trommel, Toward Front Of Dredge

HB4444
Spud, Looking Northwest

HB4445
Dredgemaster's House And Controls

HB4446
Main Drivegears

HB4447
Drive Wheel End Gears (possibly Rope Drive)

HB4448
Detail Of Wood Framing And Boss Gear

HB4449
Hoist Gears

HB4450
Northwest Of Engine Mounts

HB4451
East Of Engine Mounts

HB4452
North Side Of Dirt Collector


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Item Title


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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