A Golden History

A Golden History (HM20NS)

Location: Sumpter, OR 97877 Baker County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 44.643', W 118° 12.217'

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Sumpter Valley Dredge

Welcome to the historic world of Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area! Here you will find one of the largest gold dredges in the United States.

There are many ways to learn about the dredge and the people who worked it, from tours to trails to train rides. Feel free to explore! Check out the visitor center for more information about the dredge and park activities. Visit the depot for a schedule of train rides and events.

All that glitters is not gold. The shiny flecks you see on the river bottom are mica that has been washed down from the spring floods. Real gold is harder to find. Learn more about gold panning in the visitor center.

Where did all the piles of rock come from? The dredge "stacker" left these rocks, called tailings, in its wake as it moved through the valley. Learn more by taking a tour or reading the interpretive panels along the dredge loop trail.
HM NumberHM20NS
Placed ByOregon State Parks
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 404715 N 4955222
Decimal Degrees44.74405000, -118.20361667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 44.643', W 118° 12.217'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 44' 38.58" N, 118° 12' 13.02" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)541
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 211 Austin St, Sumpter OR 97877, US
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