Looking at the last wall of the hotel from the banks of the river.
This ruin was once the Toltec Mine, a producing gold and silver claim that operated into the 1940s.
A sign of where man met machine.
2005. This is very likely the oldest image I have on the website; I took this in the early 2000s with my first camera when I was new to the hobby. I still like it quite a lot.
Judging from old pictures and maps, raw ore was dumped through these hatches, stamped into a rough powder, and hastily sorted before sending the best ore to the mill. Mills charged by tons of rock sent to them, so it did not pay to send them obvious tails.
The old movie theatre sign was sitting right inside the sealed front doors.
I couldn’t help but include this ghost sign for a demolished motel…
One of my favorite signs, informing workers about to descend into the open-top grain bins about basic procedures. This was in ADM-Annex 1 (connected to the cleaning house via skyway), so it will never be seen again, unless the sign lands luckily when the elevator is demolished.