I’m not sure, actually, whether this was an outhouse (right), but it seems likely. In any case, it was connected by a covered staircase to the Bunk House (left). The soil here was not all tailings, so there is a bit of thick grass–almost the only in sight!
The second most important building at Prize Mine.
Even with a hundred people parked in front of the lakeside relic, it was invisible.
This is what the mine shops look like from the road between Gaastra, MI and Rogers Location (formerly Bates, MI). The community was renamed for the mine, probably under the heavy influence of M.A. Hanna.
One of the large barracks. All of them are overgrown like this.
The complex was so big that trains could make deliveries through the middle of it, passing below this striped skyway.
Below Grand Army Mine is Gold Collar. A ‘collar’ is the braced section around the portal of a mine shaft.
This bridge over Eagle River is beautiful.
A cloud moves across the attic in front of the window. How? A photographer’s secret.