One of my favorite images from my stay… Note the snowed-over road in the distance! This is looking toward Animas Forks.
Fall fog swept up from the river valley, making the building look more like it felt–a ghost, out of time and place.
Judging from old pictures and maps, raw ore was dumped through these hatches, stamped into a rough powder, and hastily sorted before sending the best ore to the mill. Mills charged by tons of rock sent to them, so it did not pay to send them obvious tails.
Miners at the turn of the century had better taste in typography than the average person does today.
This picture tells half the story about the size of half of the complex. For Port Arthur, it’s average, but this would be a fantastically large elevator if it were anywhere else!
“Ballistite is a smokeless propellant made from two high explosives, nitrocellulose and nitroglycerine. It was developed and patented by Alfred Nobel in the late 19th century.” -Wikipedia.
Inside the MLK High School chemistry laboratory.
The Sun Rooms, or Common Rooms, reminded me of the Panopitcon turned inside-out.