The playground used to be near the school which is now in ruins.
Looking past the Osborn along the side of the Hughitt Slip, where there have always been grain elevators for more than 100 years.
I included this image to illustrate the height of the headgrame and the distance between it and the hoist house. Of course, compared with the depth of the mine shaft, this distance is short.
While walking out I snapped this last shot of the sunset drenching the castle-top watertower (staying with the theme), right before the sun dipped below the hill across the stream from which the whiskey was distilled.
The Duncan House overlooks the Columbus Mill (left) and the Gold Prince Mill ruins (not picture, but to the right). Note the Columbus Mine itself above the mill.
The powerplant and its dedicated water tower supplied steam for heating and mechanical work.
I revisited the mill years after my documentary. Now it is even more destroyed and surrounded by new fences.
The powerhouse had two elevated tracks behind it, one for coal and one for deliveries.
An abandoned ranch on the east side of the tracks. This was not the Colmor Cutoff they were waiting for.