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.
This battlement-like tower is the first thing one sees coming to Old Taylor from Frankfort.
Dr. Muchow’s offices stand near his ‘new’ mill, but they show evidence of vandalism.
The building is winking.
The gulls wait to eat the next load of spilled grain. Arista 100.
Calumet stands at the side of the Union Pacific railyard.
The two antennae are retracted–the position they would be in if the base was under attack.
The wood-braced structures descending the hill connected the La Crosse Tunnel to the mill in Central City. To see a picture of an aerial tram in action, see at my Treasure Mountain article.
From left to right: shaft building, headframe, rock house, hoist house.