A vent sitting at the base of one of the crumbling smokestacks.
Many outdoor areas of the plant have become unofficial city dumps. The skeleton doesn’t care.
I’ve been in a lot of different mines. Some on tours, some not. If you pass through Howardsville, Colorado without going on the Old Hundred Mine Tour, you’re missing out. This is what Santiago Tunnel looked like in the 1940s when it was near the end of its life.
The middle section of the smokestacks were coal hoppers, and this device would load the coal into the hoppers from the conveyor belt it rode across. The bottom section of the stacks were storage rooms while the very top were, surprise, chimneys for the power plant.
A burned and rusted control panel in the corner of the new hoist room.
Blast Furnace 7 as seen from the ore yard. Imagine running up those stairs through blast furnace smoke.
The inside of the hotel, as seen from inside its beer cave.
In this ghost town where there were brick, wooden, and dirt-brick buildings, the latter fared the best by far.