Partier graffiti dates to when the caves were last open to the public; probably in the 1990s. This tunnel used to horseshoe between the brewery’s ice chute (left) and basement door (right, backfilled). Note the utility tunnel in the upper-right corner as well as the lighting brackets on the ceiling.
The bottom of the stairs leading from the work floor to the cafeteria.
Mammoth Mine overlooks Central City from atop Mammoth Hill. In the distance you can make out Coeur d’Alene Mine (red), which operated from 1885 through 1940.
Installed in 1904 at the center of the plant, this is one of two batteries of boilers. Being in Oshkosh, heat was very important to keeping labor moving in the cold months.
In what Studebaker called the ‘Materials Building’ are these giant concrete bins of fine molding sand, there for casting metal parts using the molten metal from the adjoining building. On the far left side there is a train track and once upon a time a gantry crane traced the room under the roof
To the right is the spiral staircase. This building had a definite “floor problem”.
Power-up to cool down… would have been nice on the hot day I climbed on top of this machine.
This tunnel goes to the adit over the Eagle River Mills. I bet those carts go fast down here!
The Algosteel crew strikes a pose while heading through Superior Entry toward Allouez