Claybank Brick Plant National Historic Site and Museum
Claybank, Saskatchewan

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A Little Brick Plant in the Middle of Nowhere

 
Face of Hill #1 with exposure of Hill #4 around 1912 prior to construction of the Brick Plant
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Valley of Hill 1 showing range cattle and possible geological surveyors
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White clay exposure in the Dirt Hills before mining for brick production
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Horse pulling dump car
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Three men and the Narrow Gauge rail line at the mine entrance in the Dirt Hills.
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Dump Cars were used to haul sand and clay from the Pits south of the Brick Plant
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Narrow Gauge rail line
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Portable Narrow Gauge rail line into Pit #3 showing the Y junction and the Clay Dump Cars
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Fordson tractor hooked up to one of the Dump Cars
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The Narrow Gauge rail line was portable and could be laid into which ever Pit needed to be excavated
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The Narrow Gauge rail line was portable and could be laid into which ever pit needed to be excavated
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An abandoned 'truck' from one of the clay dump cars used on the Narrow Gauge rail line.
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Clark Construction (Moose Jaw) stripping overburden at the Tiger Lily Clay Pit, August 1972
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Clark Construction machinery stripping overburden at the Tiger Lily Pit.
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The Blue Hills Pit, located 16km northwest of the Brick Plant.
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Blue Hills Pit's loading docks.
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Clark Construction's dump truck depositing clay from the Blue Hills Pit on one of the stock piles.
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Geological exploration of the refractory clays.
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