A gateway for St. Louis as seen through a gateway (of sorts) in East St. Louis.
Kate for scale. Powder that passed the floatation level was flowed over sluice tables, another mass-based way of separating gold. I’ve never seen so many of these in one place. Though it was a hardrock mine, it worked more like a placer mine.
Hip bump girl.
The Wheeler Rec Center was very nice and included gymnasiums and a pool.
The top of the headframe, and in a sense, the mine itself. This pulley carried the life line of the mine and the men in it.
As my friend Jonathan would say, “on a human scale.”
These stairs were probably removed to discourage scrapping and graffiti. Ask me if it worked.
Past the underground repair shop is this cliffside adit.
A long tunnel stretches toward the Mississippi. Was this the route Model Ts took on their way to waiting barges?