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Forest Creek/Jackass Creek

Hydraulic Mining on Forest Creek

Mbhs #: 0195

Year: 1897

Location: Sturgis Mining Company

Source: John & Marguerite Black

Event/Activity: Hydraulic mining

Notes: The couple with three small children in front of the bunk house is Mark and Nancy (Pence) Winningham. Robert was born on Christmas Day 1895, thus this photo was taken in the Spring of 1897 (hydraulic mining at this level possible only during Spring runoff).