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.
A view of the Harris offices, complete with great block glass.
A truck loading dock for raw materials. Looking at the concrete, you can sort of tell where the rails used to run.
The old way to get to the elevator from the mill.
I’m not sure, actually, whether this was an outhouse (right), but it seems likely. In any case, it was connected by a covered staircase to the Bunk House (left). The soil here was not all tailings, so there is a bit of thick grass–almost the only in sight!
These steam powered pumps were integral to the cooling of the meat packing plant next door.
An old stoker in a power plant that was abandoned long before the mill next to it, by all indications. Sugar mills burned dry beet pulp pellets for fuel.
Approaching the tunnel I heard about for so long…
I really like the porcelain guides for the silk threads, probably used because they could be polished for perfect, persistent, smoothness.
The overgrown offices serve no one at this former Federal Elevator in Snowflake, MB.