Ghost Town

crystal mill

Crystal Mill Color by Bobby Douglas.

This guy’s got some very nice American landscapes, such as this. Here’s a version of the above photo in black and white too.

This extraordinary building is the Lost Horse Mill (sometimes known as Dead Horse Mill), near the ghost town of Crystal, Colorado.

According to local resident John Skuches:

The mill powered a mechanical air compressor for use in ore processing. The mill had a horizontal water wheel which turned a vertical shaft that ran up through that housing now held together by cables. It turned an air compressor that was used to operate the air drills for at least two of the local mines on the hill above the mill.

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