Police tape marks were kids got hurt in the past… probably from falling from the unstable catwalk above.
The aerial tram at the Mayflower Mill gives a sense of what the Gold Prince Mill in Animas Forks once looked like. Trams connected the mill to the mines around it without the need to negotiate trees, rivers, and rough terrain.
In this old repair shop, vines fall from the rotting roof to meet mossy concrete. Even though it had been dry for days, water dripped in from the roof to make permanent puddles between workstations. It was full of color and sound and industry and nature.
Dead cars were parked permanently near the model farm. Perhaps it had an automotive program. After all, before they were ‘Indian Residential Schools’ they were ‘Indian Industrial Schools’.
Why the door had to be moved over 2 1/2 feet will remain a mystery.
Regauging is the process wherein barrels are opened and the whiskey is tested in various ways, especially in its alcohol content.
Generations of Two Harbors teens smoked their first weed in this abandoned building, in my estimation. Comment if I’m right!
An unplanned skylight. It’s unclear why some parts of the building had wooden roofing, while others were highly reinforced with brick.