Carmichael's Cut, Bitter Creek Valley
10 HIGH x 13 WIDE x 0.0625 DEEP
(25.4 HIGH x 0.16 DEEP)
Museum Purchase

"69 [69 is crossed out] 64" inscribed in emulsion along top edge. "64 Carmichaels Cut Bitter Creek Valley" inscribed in emulsion along bottom edge. The "69 [69 is crossed out] 64" is faint on the transmissive image. The inscription can be seen more easily on the reflective image.

64 Carmichael's Cut Bitter Creek Valley (Scratched on negative). Workmen in cut.

"This excavation cut was approximately 60 feet high and 100 feet long and was photographed several times. Cut through oil shale, it unexpectedly caught fire during construction and earned the name burning rock cut. The smoke of the fire can be seen in one of Andrew Russell's stereographs." Source for above information from Maury Klein, Union Pacific: Birth of a Railroad, 1862 - 1893 (Garden City: Doubleday, 1987), 186. Remarks per Glenn Willumson for the NEA Russell Grant, July 2013 - June 2015.

Public Domain Mark
This work (by Andrew J. Russell), identified by Oakland Museum of California, is free of known copyright restrictions.

Used: Union Pacific Railroad

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