Dogtown Chimney It’s not a good sign when you can see the chimney through the roof. Similar Images ...based on the tags: rooftops, rotten, smokestacks... I was squatting overnight in one of the buildings and woke up with the sunrise. This is what I woke up to. Upper Prize Street in Nevadaville earned the nickname ‘dogtown’ when a pack of dogs took over the abandoned houses. The fresh snow makes the whole complex look a lot cleaner than it actually is. The wood-braced structures descending the hill connected the La Crosse Tunnel to the mill in Central City. To see a picture of an aerial tram in action, see at my Treasure Mountain article. Ladders crawl the back of the signs. Graffiti writers’ right of passage. No matter what environmental disasters industry throws at Mother Earth, she will bounce back. Even in monochrome, you can probably tell what colors were over Hastings that evening: Red, White, and Blue. The smokestack for the sintering plant included a big blower room, to launch the fumes into the atmosphere and away from the town. What could go wrong? A damaged roof channeled rain onto the adobe walls, cutting them in half. In the distance, a preserved house and the ruins of the Colmor School.