Everything had to be tested before being sent to the front lines. Here’s where smaller ammunition would be test-fired. I was able to dig up several misfired rounds. Now they live in my collection of oddities.
The approach to Dock 4 is long demolished, so it is only accessible when the lake freezes.
Taken from under the headframe.
Scanned after being recovered from the bottom of an old wooden box for a few years. Circa 2005.
The fantastic red elevator that is Pool #61, built 1928.
The two antennae are retracted–the position they would be in if the base was under attack.
The powerplant was roughly in the middle of the rail works.
The iconic outline of a prairie sentinel. Quintessential rural industrial architecture.
Looking through skylights of the payroll office toward the Cheratte No.1’s tower. This is where workers would wait in line to receive pay, surrounded by the mine workings.