I’ve been in a lot of different mines. Some on tours, some not. If you pass through Howardsville, Colorado without going on the Old Hundred Mine Tour, you’re missing out. This is what Santiago Tunnel looked like in the 1940s when it was near the end of its life.
This old ward, not a victim of remodeling, still has metal screens over the open windows of the doors. It should be obvious why glass were not used.
A clicky-flippy clock is having some kind of malfunction.
Equipment that did not sell at auction.
The coal crusher (above) and the conveyor (left) to bring the powdered coal to furnace hoppers (right).
Thousands of tags in a supply closet. Each has lots its meaning.
In the bottom of a creek, an antique children’s wheelchair is buried in grass, where someone threw it. Wooden leg braces suggest this dates to the 1950s.
Wind took the spring melt on the trees growing in taconite pellets and made it airborne. Loading chutes in the background.