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BLM scraps historic Chicken dredge

Regulator condemns deteriorating Gold Rush relic in Fortymile country as public hazard; locals mourn loss as passing of bygone era


Last updated 10/28/2007 at Noon

A rich piece of Alaska's gold mining history is sitting in a dump in Tok after being demolished because the Bureau of Land Management deemed it dangerous.

The Jack Wade Dredge at Mile 86 of the Taylor Highway was dismantled last month. The abandoned dredge sat on the bank of Jack Wade Creek for 72 years and was a popular tourist attraction on the 160-mile road from Tok to Eagle.

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