[Burning Rock, Carmichael's Cut, Bitter Creek]
3.875 HIGH x 7.9375 WIDE x 0.0625 DEEP
(9.84 HIGH x 0.16 DEEP)
Museum Purchase

"113," inscribed in emulsion along top edge near center.

Photograph. Title: Image Description: (s163) Burning Rock, Carmichael's Cut, Bitter Creek. Physical Description: Stereographic collodion glass plate negative, 5"X8". Sub. Cat.: Transportation -- Railroads.

"This cut into the mountain was one of the longest on the Union Pacific. They dug into a hillside of oil shale and, according to legend, one night a railroad worker built a camp fire and accidently lit the shale on fire. It reportedly burned for several days. This stereograph appears to show smoke from that fire. For obvious reasons this cut was sometimes called "Burning Rock Cut" but more often is known as "Carmichael's Cut" (see other photographs of Carmichael's Cut c161+)." 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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