Looking into the tunnel system from below the Women’s Ward. The tunnels were used mostly by staff to move food and laundry.
Someone had helped themselves to one of the safety posters before my visit.
This is an elevator to move mine car loads of sand to the surface for cleaning and eventually glass production. Below is a flooded equipment vault. In front and behind is a loop through the larger tunnels in the mine. The horizontal braces supported electric cables for the mine carts.
A Kiva is an underground, or partly underground, chamber for ceremonies.
The tops of the coke stoves.
The most pointless, beautiful and nuclear-bomb-proof catwalk I’ve been on to date. It goes between two high levels in its own bottom-lit concrete capsule in the center of the tallest, thickest building. Hang on, we’re riding this one out.
The huge snowfalls of 2011 brought new collapses across the buildings.
The back of the mill reads “Red River Milling Company”