In the corner of most of the factory floors, freight elevators flanked restrooms to leave more central space for machines and their masters.
From atop a concrete slap that seals the old path of Mine Shaft #3, I loop up into the hoisting room.
A splash of pink across an otherwise boring sign caught my eye in the old elevator.
Funny how sensitive modern English speakers have become to gendered language. I doubt the workers here–almost all female–were offended by this posting for ‘Workmen’s Compensation’.
These wide spools sit atop the abandoned tracks that lead to the train shed, which was later repurposed into a truck shed.
The valley is full of rocky peaks that stand out from the winding creeks, which only truly run after storms. It is a very beautiful place.
Looking into the Argo Tunnel at its Idaho Springs portal. I was hoping to see tracks and a steel door, but found a busy crew of environmental workers installing a pipe between the bulkhead and new water plant.
2005. A skyway connecting two Which tube carried the beer? I hope it’s the big one!
The hike to the village is steep. This is looking into the valley from the halfway point.