Harris Machinery rests under snow on the left. Two explorers enjoy the view.
The factory’s first aid room and laboratory. Sure makes me wonder how safe the lab was!
In the ward for the criminally insane, this door was the most-worn. Nail scratches mark the area around the peep hole, the wood is gouged everywhere from thrown chairs and hard kicks, and a ominous blood-colored stain is visible where it dripped in the second inset from the bottom. Aside from the damage, the coloring in this section was very vibrant, though it was probably little reprieve for those who had to work here.
Powdered coal would sit in these hoppers before they get mixed with water to make a slurry. Then the mixture is injected into the firebox and ignited to make a coal-powered flamethrower capable of boiling water very quickly.
A warped mirror in the rock crusher at the rear of the complex.
This “pit” would allow workers to crawl below locomotives to service them.
I included this image to illustrate the height of the headgrame and the distance between it and the hoist house. Of course, compared with the depth of the mine shaft, this distance is short.
The the left, the nitrating line in War City. To the right, War City’s sole suburb, Charlestown, IN.
The rust garden’s brick centerpiece contrasts the muted winter Kentucky palette.