2011 Mining History Association Field Trip


Alder Gulch, Nevada City, Virginia City, Montana

June 5, 2011

Tour Leader: Bill Peterson


 

Seventeen-mile-long Alder Gulch is Montana's largest gold rush heritage site.  In its first three years, the Gulch gave up $30 million (over $2 billion at today’s prices) in coarse gold nuggets to a flood of miners that peaked at 10,000-15,000 by 1864.
Mollie Gibson dredge on Alder Gulch after being moved from Bannack. (Courtesy Tom Lowe, Bannack State Park).

 


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Nevada City Railroad Station.

MHAers getting the lay of the land in Alder Gulch

Front view of a historic gold dredge with a bucket

ladder.

Rear view of the gold dredge and the discharge conveyor

View of Virginia City

Masonic Hall and bank, Virginia City.

Historic buildings along the main street, Virginia City


Modern transportation in Virginia City, but where is the hitching post?

 

 

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Photo Credits Johnny Johnsson


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