When I revisited the mine in 2013, the hoists were scrapped and sitting by the road.
A dead work truck rusts near an outbuilding. Everything is marked with a code. Modernity.
Part of the grain drier system in ADM #1 crawls up the side of the building like a steel vine.
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.
There were bins with hundreds of spools in them in the basement.
Looking out at the town water tower (which I love) from the sugar mill (which I also love).
Model: Devan. Instagram: sextmachine
The gold mine is now a gravel pit.
The only way to get to the second floor–since demolition crews punched-out the staircases and ladders leading upwards–was to climb this elevator shaft. In the lower-left corner is a blower for the foundry furnaces.