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2003 Club Medal

Gold Dredge at LaGrange
Teresa Martini

100 Silver (numbered)
100 Antique Bronze
100 Bronze

THE STORY: This medal commemorates the the gold dredge, near La Grange, California. Also known as the Tuolumne Gold Dredging Company Dredge No. 52, it was built in 1937. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. It was designed and built by Walter W. Johnson, who later bought the dredge himself. It started operation at Patricksville, just east of this location, on June 15, 1938. The dredge used electricity to drive one-hundred twenty 4,000 1b. buckets 70 feet deep to recover gold. It ceased operation in July 1951.

Stanislaus Couny Coin Club * P.O. Box 1672
* Modesto, CA * 95353-1672

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