Furnace #7, as seen from #6’s catwalks. Cue morning fog.
There is no denying that the Fergus Falls asylum was a beautiful place, especially around sunset.
Knowing that a tornado just passed nearby is less distressing when you’re surrounded by nuclear-attack-hardened buildings.
The modern shaft stands above the north side of Gilman.
No, it’s not your Mac’s desktop, it’s a beautiful Lake Superior night. Taken from near the former Pittsburgh and Reading Anthracite Plant. You can see the frame that used to hold the lifeboat that was auctioned in 2006 to the left of the Pilot House.
Identical warehouses seem a little newer than the rest of the plant. I suspect these were added in the mid-1950s for the Korean War, during which about 200 buildings were added to the complex.
A tram that once linked the Sunnyside Mine to the mill in Eureka has been reduced to a single cable. Nearby, an open adit drips water into a tributary of the Animas River.
Looking at the engine house (left) from atop the stoves.
Imagine with yellow window guards are eyebrows and the open windows are the eyes. This headframe seems a bit curious.