Looking through skylights of the payroll office toward the Cheratte No.1’s tower. This is where workers would wait in line to receive pay, surrounded by the mine workings.
A strange sight: Part of the drain here seems to have had a skylight of glass, which has since been filled over. However, the collapsing ceiling began to create natural skylights of its own.
A typical hallway in the rocket assembly line.
Looking through a secure ward door at the destroyed rooms beyond.
The old hospital (left) and ugly modern additions (right).
It would be a shame if this building is not preserved. Word is (as of 2015) that construction may start on this section soon.
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.
Two charmers, I’m sure. This area was a coal pit for the nearby power plant.
Unloading boats had the option to take on fuel at Taconite Harbor. This building, among other things, pumped fuel to the dock.