That big dome is where they used to burn sawdust from the mill before they discovered it could, by adding glue, turn it into composite board and make money on the waste material.
We love the old, historic, souls of the past.......we're very lucky to live in the ghost town of Tungsten, Co. or what's left of it. There is so much mining history and artifacts in the area we have a collection of the pieces and parts stacked as a bit of a memorial to those toiled here. (please note: All pieces recovered on our private property, nothing removed from NFS or Open Space lands.) It's amazing what you'll run across while hiking throuh the forest. There is still old miners shacks, trash, mining equipment being consumed by the earth and forest.
Our building was designed to match the old mining building of the past.
The town of Tungsten, Colorado in the very early 1900's.
The Memorial pile........each pieces has it's own story.
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A photo of the mine head and men working it on our property from the early 1920's.
Thanks! Yeah, they would all have a great story and I would love to know more......As for function, I repurposed the old belt wheel, water pipe and mining track into our our dinner table. So, it still gets to work on the land it's been a part of for over 100 years.The memorial pile is really cool. To think that each piece was designed and produced to perform a specific function that was integral to making something complete. Good stuff!