The huge snowfalls of 2011 brought new collapses across the buildings.
Looking through the hole where a glass pane once was at the Columbus Mine ruins, just south of Animas Forks. It was quiet when I took the picture, but for the gurgle of the nearby Animas River.
Global Trading remarked the building in the mid-60s, but far above the door is the old ‘Detroit Shipbuilding’ paint, though it’s faint nowadays.
Kansas is known for tornados. Think ‘Wizard of Oz’. That, considered with the fact that the workers were surrounded by bombs and bomb making materials called for lots of earthen shelters, just in case.
The office building was fancy compared to the utilitarian factory behind it. My favorite part was the logo crown.
Looking up from the industrial courtyard.
Some local kids were having a fire extinguisher fight when I walked into the lab one day.
I found a historical photo of this room showing 10-foot high machines with wires hanging by the mile from looms and schematic charts.
A huge vent looks like it built in a hurry. There was actually very little in the way of bits of machinery left over… I am guessing almost anything of value was scrapped in the 1990s.