The aerial tram at the Mayflower Mill gives a sense of what the Gold Prince Mill in Animas Forks once looked like. Trams connected the mill to the mines around it without the need to negotiate trees, rivers, and rough terrain.
Looking from a high window in the abandoned Ogilvie’s elevator across “The Kam”, the true size of the Starch Works is surprising.
This building had no identity issues. My chief regret was not spending more time documenting the ghost signs around the complex.
Just across the North Dakota border, a rusty Milwaukee Road boxcar sits where it was shoved off the mainline. The grain elevator in the background marks the tracks, which is still used by BNSF.
Looking down the walkway that traces the bottom side of the ore dock.
On the National Mine property are two shafts, both serving the same workings. This one seems to have gotten some upgrades in the 1960s, judging from the condition of the metal.
A view of the Harris offices, complete with great block glass.
Insulators to take in the AC from Great Falls and Montana Power Co.
If it wasn’t for the humming and crackling of the wires, I could believe I had arrived to a post apocalyptic landscape.