Part 2: Living at Big Bend in July 1882

Part 2: Living at Big Bend in July 1882

The Morton Flume, about 1951
The ranch of Charlie and Mary Johnson on the Dolores River, about 1883. The ranch is now covered by McPhee Reservoir.
The Morton Flume at Big Bend and Lost Canyon, first constructed of wood in the shape of a box, leaked badly and was replaced with a metal flume. After the metal deteriorated from sand abrasion, the flume was reconstructed of Oregon fir in a half-barrel shape.

Part 2: Living at Big Bend in July 1882

The Morton Flume, about 1951
The ranch of Charlie and Mary Johnson on the Dolores River, about 1883. The ranch is now covered by McPhee Reservoir.
The Morton Flume at Big Bend and Lost Canyon, first constructed of wood in the shape of a box, leaked badly and was replaced with a metal flume. After the metal deteriorated from sand abrasion, the flume was reconstructed of Oregon fir in a half-barrel shape.
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