Kansas is known for tornados. Think ‘Wizard of Oz’. That, considered with the fact that the workers were surrounded by bombs and bomb making materials called for lots of earthen shelters, just in case.
Because of the dangers of storing the materials to make explosives as well as the explosives themselves, there were earthen bunkers all across the plant like this.
Carter Color used to occupy this block.
The stage of the theatre still holds hymnals and other vestiges of its time as a church.
This old Jetta did more offroading than your average lifted tinted loud-exhaust pickup.
Looking out at the town water tower (which I love) from the sugar mill (which I also love).
Zachary Taylor’s very own Scottish castle, spring-side in the Kentucky backcountry. Boarded and waiting, but in surprisingly good condition, considering the decades. I especially love the tower on the right side of the frame.
An abandoned news stand between the concourse and ticket booths. This is one of my favorite pictures from the 2000s.
A caustic tank in one of the unremodeled brewhouse backrooms.
Just across the North Dakota border, a rusty Milwaukee Road boxcar sits where it was shoved off the mainline. The grain elevator in the background marks the tracks, which is still used by BNSF.