The Kennedy Mining Company modeled these wheels after the wheel system that was being utilized in the State of Montana. The Kennedy Wheels was constructed by master mechanic Mr. Elbridge Post, and the construction foreman, Mr. William Daugherty.
During this period Mr. Post and Mr. Daughtery were making patterns and directing a crew in constructing the wheels. Each wheel was assembled, checked for accuracy, and marked. The wheels were then dismantled and hauled by wagons to the wheel site.
The distance between wheels No. 1 and 2 is 80 feet with the connecting flume given a fall of one=half inch in one foot. The diameter of each wheel is 58 feet.