Photo # GTO6
©  Ross V. Walker 2017
Sumpter Valley Dredge, Sumpter, Oregon
Sumpter Valley Dredge, Sumpter, Oregon
Sumpter is not a ghost town since it has a population of 190 and a tourist railway, but its rare gold dredge qualifies it for this section of photos.  In 1903 the census showed a population of 3500 in Sumpter, but this did not include women, children, or Chinese.
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