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Ed Fleming's oxen team pulling carts loaded with a fire tube boiler.
Wood River Journal Photograph Morgue Collection
[Ed Fleming's team of 26 animals pulling a large piece of machinery to the Minnie Moore Mine near Broadford, Idaho, 7 drovers, horses, oxen, wagon, high desert vegetation, 1887., The large piece of machinery being hauled in the picture is a fire tube boiler, otherwise known as a "scotch" boiler. They were hauled into some incredible places to power mines and mills. There is one remaining in Boulder Basin north of Ketchum and also in Washington Basin in the White Clouds. For technical details see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire-tube_boiler., These are the images from the Wood River Journal photograph morgue. WRJ is preceeded by Hailey Times, Wood River News, Wood River Miner, and Wood River Times.]
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