Looking out of Kurth Malt a the neighbors–the silos past Electric Steel are those of the Froedert Malt Company, now gone.
A long tunnel stretches toward the Mississippi. Was this the route Model Ts took on their way to waiting barges?
A custom ladder to cross conveyor belts on the work floor.
I’ve been in a lot of different mines. Some on tours, some not. If you pass through Howardsville, Colorado without going on the Old Hundred Mine Tour, you’re missing out. This is what Santiago Tunnel looked like in the 1940s when it was near the end of its life.
Days after the long-flooded basement was pumped out. Note the water lines!
Dust explosions were a real risk for grain mills. These funnels helped to filter the air in the mill.
Part of the Pillsbury tunnel that brought water back to the Mississippi River.
Fall in line, act skinny, watch out for low hanging pipes. Don’t ask me where in the maze this was… 90% of the plant looked like this; vast rooms and catwalks with crisscrossing pipes and valves.
Instead of a pit in the floor, now there is an oversized chessboard here.