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Jun162014

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1913 January 28, Record Searchlight (Redding, CA) - CLEAR CREEK FARMS ARE TO BE DREDGED - ORO LIGHT & POWER COMPANY BONDS MUCH AND SOUTH OF CITY - A deal of more than ordinary importance in the dredging world is closed or about to be so, on Clear Creek, where a number of the farmers have bonded their holdings to the Oro Light & power Company of Oroville. This company has been prospecting for several months, a fact which has already been noted in these columns. The results have been excellent.

The ranches to be taken over are known as the McMullen, Peterson, Haskin, Gibson, Jones, Lutman, McCormick & Saeltser, and there are possible one or two others.

A factor, which will be of much advantage in the mining of the properties,is the closeness of the railroad and Girvan. All machinery and other necessary material to prosecute work has been ordered. It is expected that active developments will soon be launched.

The closing of this sale will mean an outlay of many thousand dollars giving an impetus to gold dredging in Shasta county such as it has never had before.~