Looking at the ghost sign from a rust-locked cement conveyor that linked the silos with a packing warehouse.
These dump cars moved copper ore to the top of the furnaces… it’s about two stories above ground level.
What looks to be a skip for repairing the dock, in the concrete steeple.
A scrapped steam turbine, perhaps. In the background you can see a gutted casing for another turbine.
This peak is a little over 7,000 feet high and is a popular hiking spot. As a bulky Minnesotan who is better built for an arctic expedition, I stuck to the mesa.
The sexiest feature of Kurth is this steel arch over the silos on its south side. The manholes in the floor open to the silos directly, and flimsy grates might catch a hurried worker. Grates were removable so that workers could descend into the concrete tubes, so a few are missing today.
The playground used to be near the school which is now in ruins.
The left cave is the largest of the three, and shows the most evidence of expansion.
This “pit” would allow workers to crawl below locomotives to service them.