These dump cars moved copper ore to the top of the furnaces… it’s about two stories above ground level.
One of my favorite shots from that year, conveyor line parts stacked and hung with Postal Service bins from decades ago.
The Western Elevator’s old moniker looks over Fort William (the neighborhood). Snow falls over Mount McKay in the background. This elevator is still active… the only active elevator in Fort William proper.
The Blacksmith Shop (right) was connected to the Bunk House (left) via this narrow walkway. This is likely due to the fire risk in each building. The left building had a cooking stove and furnace for heat and the right building had a small industrial furnace to repair mining equipment. A little walkway would mean that a fire on one side would be easier to fight from the other.
This is the former air compressor house–one of them, at least–which turned steam power into air power to drive machinery across the production line.
The rumors were true. Success is sweet.
Looking toward a void–formerly a hallway to the mineshaft–now a hole in the ground.
The end of the heating line allowed glass to cool slowly, and thus be stronger.
Miners at the turn of the century had better taste in typography than the average person does today.