A caustic tank in one of the unremodeled brewhouse backrooms.
Cracked gauges have a certain quality that hearkens to movies, I think. One can imagine the gauges going off the scales before dramatically cracking, throwing glass right at the camera. This damage, however, is unfortunate vandalism.
The concrete walls, heavy steel blast doors, and plastic roof tell me that this was one of the shell loading buildings.
Four A.M. was the best time to be on the main assembly line. This was about shortly after most of the machinery was removed.
The iconic outline of a prairie sentinel. Quintessential rural industrial architecture.
A quick shot to show the mineshaft in context with the smelter. Did I mention the smelter’s stack is unreasonably gigantic?
Rogers Mine is one of the most structurally sound mines in the Iron River area that isn’t part of a museum.
A typical dwelling in San Luis. I could not tell if it was occupied, but most of the town is abandoned.
The Dock 5 sign at track level. Probably as an aid to sailors reboarding their vessels.