La Crosse Tunnel Trams 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. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: dirt-roads, mountains, ruins, smokestacks, tailings, trees... The hiking around Central City is beautiful and full of history. Just get a proper topo map! The walkway to the end of the dock is elevated, so one walks above the trees and bushes growing in the rotting taconite pellets that have collected over the years. Looking out of the biggest cave into the shell of the burned brewery, almost 125 years after it was destroyed by fire. Halfway up the coal conveyor, covered in coal dust… black streaks of snot. Starting to get good. Looking at the engine house (left) from atop the stoves. Short-stack remains of mounts for rod and ball mills, if I was to bet. The concentrator separated junk rock (tails) from the copper and silver ore, to such a point it could be smelted. Showering red-hot coke fresh from the furnaces near the Coal Tower (in the back) was the Quenching Tower’s duty (front). Coming to an inspirational poster near you… what should it read? ADVENTURE AWAITS? Don’t hang posters. Go outside. The barracks are being reclaimed by nature.