One of a few dozen steel bed frames left in the rubble of the collapsing building.
Gold, which has a relatively high mass, would drop through the slats of the sluice boxes as the water flowed over them. Around the dredge were a half dozen radiator pipes to keep the water flowing through the machines.
This elevator was built in 1922 and was used until the passing rails were removed in the mid-1970s.
This was one of two skyways that went between production line offices. It’s easy to tell because it’s not reinforced for machinery to travel through it. I also like that it’s a double-decker, so to speak.
Can you imagine workers in a food plant smoking on the job today?
Taken several years before the tornado story when the weather, and the condition of the buildings, were nice.
The sun sets in front of a huge concrete building—about four times the size of the power plant. Probably a corn storage bin from an ethanol operation that ran here in the 1980s.
Asbestos-cord-wrapped glass tongs piled in a shed next to the pouring line.