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Historical Photos

Restoration Photos

  This 1893 photograph is of the Prather pump in the Shasta River Canyon about five miles upstream of the mouth of the river. Large quantities of water from the Shasta River (see next photo) ran through the water-motor visible in this photo, which turned a pump to push a much smaller quantity of water up the hill to a ditch where it was directed towards Montague for irrigation, and downstream for mining. This project was abandoned after a few years. Note condition of the riparian zone in this photo.
  Historical Photo 1

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