In this ghost town where there were brick, wooden, and dirt-brick buildings, the latter fared the best by far.
The ghost town of Lauder, Manitoba. It’s seen better days, but I bet the TV reception on the flatlands is great.
When you’re incoming’s piling up with paint chips, what’s one to do? Call in a sick?
I’m not sure, actually, whether this was an outhouse (right), but it seems likely. In any case, it was connected by a covered staircase to the Bunk House (left). The soil here was not all tailings, so there is a bit of thick grass–almost the only in sight!
Although the caves deviated little in their year-round temperature, it was common to use blocks of ice to cool beer immediately before shipment. This is the ruins of the ice chute.
Where the workers would rest their feet and clean their plates.
The pipes above sprayed water onto the hot coke.
It’s unclear where this walkway once connected. Perhaps there used to be a building here that covered the entrance to the Santiago Tunnel…
Part of the hotel where employees slept and spare bed parts were stored.