This picture typifies the industrial ideal of the early 20th century. More metal than air. More efficiency than beauty. More profits than people.
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.
Power-up to cool down… would have been nice on the hot day I climbed on top of this machine.
The machine stood the Atlas missile up vertically over the blast pit, launching position, once the roof opened.
In the mine offices, hooks and a board with numbers was the system to keep track of who was in the mine and who was safe.
These machines circulated water through the powder from the ball mills. Gold and silver is heavier than gravel, so it sinks while the junk rock floats.
Some warnings on the older battery which was visibly older than its eastern counterpart. This set of batteries had no railing between the side of the ovens and a long drop onto railroad tracks… I like this picture because it shows the effects of the heat and corrosive gasses on the area around the ovens.
Originally, this part of the dock was reserved for the weather station.
The original color of the wall was probably green.