A chalkboard halfway to the headhouse is untouched since the mill closed. It still has the cheat sheets!
A windmill marks one corner of GOW.
Near Howardsville, Colorado, the Animas River gets quite wide. This is near the Little Nation Mill, which is worth a stop if you’re traveling north from SIlverton. It’s also near the former Gold King Mine, which “blew” in 2015 and flooded the Animas River with toxic mine water.
In front of a rust-welded Illinois rotary stoker is where the boiler-men made their mark. The last year I can make out is 1985.
Each patient had a card of record that reported major events. Births, changes in diagnosis, and for some, death.
Rust undermines the decade old graffiti on the steel bin.
Cages and hooks to dry wet miner clothes.
The the left, the nitrating line in War City. To the right, War City’s sole suburb, Charlestown, IN.