The Clipper was one of the most popular Packards, but its production was cut short by WWII. Had they produced the car instead of Rolls Royce plane engines I imagine there would might be driving a Packard today, rather than a Ford.
The whole smelter ran on gravity… elevating the various raw materials and working with them until at the bottom of the furnace, copper poured out.
Wind blew taconite dust against the walls of these suspended control room, making even the glass appear to rust.
The Blacksmith Shop (right) was connected to the Bunk House (left) via this narrow walkway. This is likely due to the fire risk in each building. The left building had a cooking stove and furnace for heat and the right building had a small industrial furnace to repair mining equipment. A little walkway would mean that a fire on one side would be easier to fight from the other.
Kat’s pretty cool.
This building was 99 years old when it was demolished for the coal mine.
From the loftily perspective of the crane cab, I thought about how nice it would have been to have been here when there was equipment to share the space. This begs the question, who took out the equipment?
Taken as I drove out of Silverton, CO. One of my favorite landscapes of 2015. Want a print? Email me!
The powerplant and its dedicated water tower supplied steam for heating and mechanical work.
Construction lights were still plugged in from the last inspection. Note the murals on the walls.