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.
This is what I believe to be the Masonic Cottage, where infected Freemasons would be treated together and enjoy some simple luxuries because of their social connections. Freemasonry is still popular in North Dakota.
The hoist signal dangling beside the modern mine shaft would ring a bell next to the giant electric motors that would send the men and machinery into the underground.
This wheel scoops the washings from the sluice room and places it on the tailings conveyor.
The workshop sat below the main working floor and had serious power going to it.
The exterior of the factory is unassuming
This office, as seen from the power plant, administered the bonded warehouses. There used to be a few more of them, according to old maps and postcards.
SFAAP’s iconic smokestacks. You’d notice if you drove past this on the highway.
One of my favorite images from my stay… Note the snowed-over road in the distance! This is looking toward Animas Forks.