Ringling, MT is spread thin across the grassy land.
In the mine offices, hooks and a board with numbers was the system to keep track of who was in the mine and who was safe.
This corner of the building was the coal room, used to feed the two big boilers inside. The steam equipment has been replaced with electric, so this section may not have changed much in the past decades.
Looking across at the Cargill elevator.
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 railing were jealous of both the bricks and bits, and chose instead to dissolve like this.
An orphan culvert and camper, both tossed aside where nobody that will see will care.
A cottage for masons infected with TB to live together.
Near Howardsville, Colorado, the Animas River gets quite wide. This is near the Little Nation Mill, which is worth a stop if you’re traveling north from SIlverton. It’s also near the former Gold King Mine, which “blew” in 2015 and flooded the Animas River with toxic mine water.