MOUNT IDAHO MAIL – MT. IDAHO, IDAHO
in the Idaho Daily Statesman)
learn from our correspondent at Florence the new dredge is completed and
was launched last Saturday. It
is christened “The Florence No. 1.”
The launching took place at 4 o’clock, at which time the keys
were knocked out and the dredge slid gracefully into the water with a
cheering crowd upon her deck and the Stars and Stripes flying at her
bow. Three rousing cheers
were given the Florence and three more for her builder, Ole Olson.
The launching of this dredge marks an epoch in the history of
Florence, and if its operation yields as satisfactory results as are
expected, several more similar machines will be built and put to work on
the Clearwater and other streams by the same company.