Between elevators, a single tree has taken root. I think it’s growing out of a rail grade, so the seed might have fallen off of a train.
Typical New Mexico ranch fencing. The power lines follow the rails between Springer and Wagon Mound.
Those able to work would be compelled to help fix up the facility, grow, harvest, and prepare food for fellow ‘inmates’, or work on vocational skills.
The second floor was hit by arson years ago, but it still carries the telltale features of its original design, specifically the woodwork below the roof.
Scanned after being recovered from the bottom of an old wooden box for a few years. Circa 2005.
The outside of Whiting Mine, as it looks today.
The ice around the dock, compressed by the waves, was less clear than the open ice.
Cheratte lives on in the shadow of its abandoned coal mine, although most of the shops are abandoned and many of the city’s landmarks have fallen into disrepair. Like other Belgian mining towns, those who have stayed in the town have kept up their apartments, so much of the company-building duplexes and homes are in great condition.