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    • Swink Sugar Factory beet flumes

    • Four men stand on piles of sugar beets next to the flumes at the heavy-tresseled dump of the Swink Sugar Factory, Swink, Otero County, Colorado.
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    • 1910
    • Early placer mining Breckenridge Colo

    • View of a hydraulic gold mine in Breckenridge, Summit County, Colorado; shows eroded embankments, falling water, jets of water from "monitor" nozzles, sluices, flumes, a crane, and miners. Mountains are in the background.
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    • 1880?
    • Water supply

    • View of two abandoned wooden waterwheels and flumes probably in Wyoming. Various boards and construction materials are on the ground near the waterwheels. A wooden building is in the distance. Probably used to supply Native Americans (Shoshone)...
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    • [between 1880 and 1910?]
    • Waste gates in a flume

    • Wood block depicts wooden flumes probably used for hydraulic mining on rocky slopes. Water cascades from an overflow waste gate; forest tops the hill.
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    • [1883]
    • Hydraulic mining near Breckenridge, Colorado

    • View of hydraulic gold placer mining, near Breckenridge, Summit County, Colorado; shows pipes, water jets, flumes, buildings, and mountains.
    • Williamson-Haffner.
    • July, 1897
    • De Beque, Colorado

    • View of a frame mine building used in oil shale processing in or near De Beque (Mesa County), Colorado. Shows a tailings pile, an oil-stained ravine, a smokestack, and flumes or chutes on a steep slope.
    • Rocky Mountain Photo Company.
    • 1920 October
    • Colorado mining

    • View of two arrastras, large horizontal wheels, powered by water brought in by flumes, somewhere in early mining camp in Colorado. The wheels were possibly used for crushing ore or as a sluice box.
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    • 1876
    • Cerro completed before flood

    • View of the Cerro Ditch in an arroyo or river bed in Costilla County, Colorado. A headgate, trees and hills are in the distance.
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    • 1960?
    • Vallejos Ditch headgate construction

    • View of the construction of a headgate for the Vallejos Ditch (1854), part of the Ditch No.5, USDA Special Improvement Project for the Vallejos Ditch irrigation system, in San Pablo (Costilla County), Colorado. Two men work near a wooden concrete...
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    • 1965
    • Bill Moreno irrigates his crops

    • Hispanic American Bill Moreno irrigates his field in San Luis (Costilla County), Colorado. He stands beside an irrigation ditch and uses rubber hoses to siphon water out of the ditch. He wears a cowboy hat, a plaid shirt and holds a shovel. Trees...
    • Daniels, Gene.
    • [1970?]
    • Hydraulic mining

    • View of a placer mine district; shows eroded embankments, a stream, frame buildings, trestle flumes, and pine forest.
    • Chamberlain, W. G. (William Gunnison), 1815-1910.
    • [between 1860 and 1890?]
    • Headgate opening ceremony, Vallejos Ditch Project

    • Two men open the headgates at a ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Vallejos Ditch System, Ditch No.5, a USDA Special Improvement Project in San Pedro (Costilla County), Colorado. Four men look on, George G. Romero is second from the right,...
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    • 1965
    • Concrete lined Vallejos Ditch, San Luis Valley, Colorado

    • View of the recently completed, concrete lined, Vallejos Ditch after a USDA special improvement project to improve the Vallejos Ditch system for San Pablo (Costilla County), Colorado. An automobile is parked near the irrigation ditch. The snow...
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    • [1965]
    • Vallejos Ditch before improvements

    • Hispanic American George G. Romero kneels beside the Vallejos Ditch near an old headgate, prior to the USDA Ditch no. 5 Special Improvement Project for the Vallejos Ditch System, in San Pablo (Costilla County), Colorado. Shows graded earth beside...
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    • 1965?
    • Vallejos Ditch headgate construction

    • View of the construction of a headgate for the Vallejos Ditch (1854), part of the Ditch No.5, USDA Special Improvement Project for the Vallejos Ditch irrigation system, in San Pablo (Costilla County), Colorado. Two men work near a wooden concrete...
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    • 1965
    • Concrete lined Vallejos Ditch, Costilla County, Colorado

    • View of the concrete lined Vallejos Ditch, after the USDA. Ditch no. 5 Special Improvement Project for the Vallejos Ditch system in San Pablo (Costilla County), Colorado. Shows a headgate in the irrigation ditch. Sagebrush and pinon covered hills...
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    • [1965]
    • San Juan County near Silverton, Colo.

    • View of Arastra Gulch, San Juan County, Colorado; shows a wagon road, a water flume for the Silver Lake Mill on a trestle, and bridges over the Animas River.
    • Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935.
    • [1906]
    • Carriage in man-made ravine

    • People in a horse-drawn carriage pass over a portion of probably the South Canal, part of the Gunnison Tunnel Project of the U.S. Reclamation Service in Montrose County, Colorado. The canal is dry and probably not completed. Mountains are in the...
    • McKee, Thomas Michael, 1854-1939.
    • [between 1905 and 1909?]
    • Acequia, Costilla County, Colorado

    • View of an acequia (irrigation ditch), possibly part of the Vallejos Ditch system in the San Luis Valley in Costilla County, Colorado. Shows grass and weeds. A wooden headgate is in the ditch. Sagebrush and pinon covered hills and the Sangre de...
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    • [between 1990 and 2000?]
    • Snow on snowshed roof

    • Men hold shovels and stand on a wooden snowshed roof near Stevens Pass (King County), Washington. Shows packed snow, probably from a snowslide. A wooden diversion flume moves water to the roof top to soften the snow. Shows fire damaged trees on the...
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    • 1917 June 10
    • Golden ditch

    • View of Clear Creek Canyon, in Jefferson County, Colorado; shows Clear Creek, the Clear Creek Road, and the Golden Ditch flume, leaking water from a cliff.
    • Duhem Brothers.
    • [between 1869 and 1879]
    • Flume in sandstone canyon

    • Flume between a river and rock pinnacles: water diversion for hydraulic gold placer mining.
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    • [between 1900 and 1930?]
    • Flume, cliffs, and tunnel

    • Flume built on rock cliff (with tunnel): water diversion for hydraulic gold placer mining.
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    • [between 1900 and 1930?]
    • Wooden flume

    • A man stands on a wooden flume and walkway in possibly Glenwood Canyon, Garfield County, Colorado. Trees and scrub bushes are nearby.
    • Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942.
    • [between 1882 and 1900?]
    • Men and woman by tunnel entrance

    • Men and women pose in a ravine on ore car tracks, part of the canal construction of the Gunnison Tunnel Project of the U.S. Reclamation Service in Montrose County, Colorado. Women wear fitted skirts with pleats and flared hems, sailor's hats or...
    • McKee, Thomas Michael, 1854-1939.
    • [between 1905 and 1909]
    • Colorado Central railroad tracks

    • A view of Colorado Central Railroad tracks in possibly Clear Creek County, Colorado. Shows a railroad grade and cut in a section of a hillside. A flume is under the railroad tracks.
    • Weitfle, Charles, 1836-
    • [between 1871 and 1890]
    • Ogden Canon

    • View of a wooden bridge and flume in Ogden Canyon near Ogden (Weber County), Utah. A dirt road and the Ogden River are nearby.
    • Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942.
    • [between 1882 and 1897?]
    • Irrigation in Colorado letting water into a side sluice-way

    • Men open a sluice box gate in Colorado, turning a spool that lifts the wooden gate by a chain. Shows a river in a valley, and a snow covered mountain in the distance. Inset image shoes a sluice box built in a steep canyon.
    • Frenzeny & Tavernier.
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    • Flume on granite wall

    • Flume built on a rock cliff and trestles: water diversion for hydraulic gold placer mining.
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    • [between 1900 and 1930?]

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