After Wilson Bros moved out, a furniture company moved in.
Looking through the an access panel at the hoist room for Shaft No. 3. The cable had long ago been scrapped, along with the motors to drive the pulleys. I still admire the workmanship on the spool’s arching metal shell.
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.
The stage had two pianos. Did they ever duel?
I found a face.
The blacksmith shop is pretty rugged looking. Through the door you can see the collapsed walkway that might have once connected to a building covering the Santiago Tunnel adit.
There’s a chair in there… on the auditorium balcony.
It’s a straight view from the projection booth to the stage, but hell of a walk. At a fast pace, I think it would take 10 minutes to walk from this spot to the chair. Behind the curtains is a big white screen, so the theatre could be used for either stagework or moving pictures. The two projectors are set up for 3D movies right now–hence the little switch below the window–a Polaroid 3D synchronizer. Cool, huh?
Off the beaten path is this old LTV sign. Now it points to a ghost town and dead dock.