Near the smokestack were these remains of older Clark buildings. When I visited, only one brick building still stood.
Rims where bulbs were, light were motors were, stairs were people were.
This heavy door opens directly into the missile vault and was used to load and unload the missile erector.
From the boarded-up choir loft above the chapel, minutes after sunrise. Obviously local kids have long had their way with this landmark.
This might have been part of the Pioneer Pellet Plant. It looks to be a ball mill, which pulverizes ore by spinning it with thousands of ball bearings.
The winch that hauled the sea leg, a decide to unload grain from waiting boats and barges.
The left cave is the largest of the three, and shows the most evidence of expansion.
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.