This is what the mine shops look like from the road between Gaastra, MI and Rogers Location (formerly Bates, MI). The community was renamed for the mine, probably under the heavy influence of M.A. Hanna.
During the Cold War, the Air Force used the radar station to train bombardiers in radar-guided ordinance.
A look at another “Belt-o-Vator”. I like the sign.
Looking out of a door to nowhere at the fiery sky above.
Rims where bulbs were, light were motors were, stairs were people were.
A little cloud passes over the Five-Stack powerplant ruins, like a puff of smoke.
Boards on the window are like rings on a tree, if you know how to read abandonments.
One of my favorite images from my stay… Note the snowed-over road in the distance! This is looking toward Animas Forks.
These houses were built for the use of the lighthouse keepers in 1913 (left) and 1916 (right). The second house was added when the entry added a fourth light and required a second rotation. Today, there are no unbroken windows in either building.