The tailings boom is the first and last thing you see when approaching the mountaintop shipwreck.
An old stoker in a power plant that was abandoned long before the mill next to it, by all indications. Sugar mills burned dry beet pulp pellets for fuel.
A massive steel sheer’s equally massive drive cog. Imagine the force.
The flour mill’s interior is really just a system of steel and rubber tubes that crush flour over and over in the gap. This mill was never run off of water power directly, but it used to generate power using the river.
Look both ways, people.
Away from the rest of the plant–as if forgotten, or hiding–is this little stamp press. Yes, this is little by press standards.
Much of the milling equipment predated the mill itself, so I would not be surprised if this particular machine really dates to 1860.
This is a 1956 furnace. It was used to forge wheels, casings, and parts for the axel shop.