The mine was built with stone, wood, and steel. It’s in good condition.
Shadows of the timberwork and cribbing are cast across cracked lake ice. My footprints follow cat tracks.
Ringling’s church was built in 1914 and sits on a hill over the town.
Designed by Taylor himself, the spring house was the site of many parties in its day. You can imagine sipping fresh-tapped whiskey here with your Sunday clothes with soft music and the sounds of the river mixing in the background. Note the key-hole-shaped spring hole.
A little cloud passes over the Five-Stack powerplant ruins, like a puff of smoke.
The individual ovens are skinny to allow even and fast heating of the whole interior. Numbers are cut into signs because no paint could withstand the heat or corrosive emissions from the coking process.
Like many mill-style buildings of the time, the Twohy’s loading doors (in this case, the delivery wagon doors) opened to an elevator shaft. This design cut down on loading time, as long as the elevator was operational. Of course, if it was otherwise occupied, there could be no traffic through the exterior doors!
Looking down a manlift on the ore dock side of the elevator. It’s a belt-less belt-o-vator!