Looking at the tallest part of the plant from a skeletal loading dock. Kodak Portra 160/Mamiya 6.
The brick substation and the wooden storage shed are the last two structures from The Milwaukee Road’s operations at Loweth.
I made this picture to give the reader a sense of the slope between the mine buildings and the base of the concentrator. The whole area was really steep, and sometimes required scrambling to get up and down the Picayune Gulch for short distances.
Part of a furnace control panel.
The average sugar mill in 1915 consumed about 11,000 acres of sugar beets
The beautiful green ruination of the refrectory.
The UP gets a lot of snow, making exploring its old mines a special challenge in the winter. The snow is more than 6 feet deep in this picture, and firm enough to walk on.
In the nitrating house.
The women of the hospital made clothes for the other patients.