The pictures on this page were taken April 15th 2007, as we toured the old abandoned Sugar Mill in Eaton Colorado. This old sugar mill was full of surprises, and completely loaded with equipment. We had a lot of fun checking everything out, and covered all 5 stories in and out, every square inch of that place! The company used to be Great Western Sugar. Not sure when this one closed, but the sugar mill in Longmont Colorado closed in the 1970’s. This one appears to have been active more recently potentially, and when we went in for our 2007 expedition almost all of the original machinery was still left inside the building. They imploded the factory on 5/5/2013, the event was recorded by several people who I have no affiliation with, but can be seen here:
If you are interested in any other history of this building,
information on the mill itself can be found here
.. Information on what ended up happening to the
Great Western Sugar company can be found here
Onwards! These are my pictures taken on our 2007 Expedition to the Eaton Great Western Sugar Mill. As you can see during that time period, it was still fairly complete.
Elise walking in
Greeted by a shelf of Misc stuff
Old Battery anyone?
Antique Farm Equipment
Control Panels on the lower level
Front of Panel on lower level
Wonder what this stuff looked like un-broken
Brian, Adam, and Fez (left to right)
Hole in the wall
OLD electric motors
Fire system stuff
Hoppers that once held something
I present you.. . A cannon?
Fez in front of the broken stairs
1 day without incident? hmm
The capacity of this lift has been exceeded…
Looking across the lower level one way
Danger you’re gonna get fried!
Looking back across the other
Catwalk across to parts room
Spare parts room
Old Radiator that heated the spare parts room
Spare parts bins
There’s lots of spare parts bins!
Hole in celing
Elise in exploration mode
Old light fixture and stuff in the corner
Super bounus couch
Shelf of assorted crap
The crew checking stuff out, and it’s dusty
Corner of parts room
Adam walking across the parts room
Parts room to catwalk bridge
Parts room to mill, 3 stories off the ground between buildings.
The stairs to nowhere
Looking up to the next level
Some kind of office in middle of Mill
Tiny and some wires
Tiny and some sinks
no no no.. . .FUCK YOU!
Heading up to 2nd level
Lots of machinery
Roof Catwalk, across to above parts room
UE Team, photo 1
UE Team, photo2
Workbench and misc
Up to next level
Looking back and down a couple floors
Middle floor looking one way
Valve in floor
Looking down to where we were
Middle floor looking the other way
Restroom is out of order..
Just when we though there wasn’t anymore room to go up…
Everyone decides to adventure up
Looking down into nothingness
Looking up at the peeps monkeying about
Well aren’t you special
I think I popped this breaker…
More electrical cabinets and a BIG switch
Looking down to the lower levels
Picture taken through an inspection hole.. . Looks like it might hurt a little when running…
When three belts isn’t enough. . We gots 7
That would suck to fall into
Catwalk along the machinery that is the previous 2 pics
Tiny, Brian, Calvin, and Fez (Left to right)
I need one of these…
More places I wouldn’t want to be stuck in
OLD electric motor
Scary place makes her make scary face
Super old analog scale
Old Air Compressor
At this time I took this picture, that was the case yes.
Lets fit Fez in there!
It appears natives of these dwellings left glyphs depicting their old rituals.
Wheels to nowhere
Zep-O-Kreme . . Must have been for the ritual.
Now THAT’s a junk drawer!
They found there way out, as no skeletons were located during our expedition.
Compressed air shtuff
Now THIS is an Air Compressor!
Looking into the head, valves are missing so you can see piston.
Imagine what you would have to throw down this stairs to make it look like that? HINT: It’s in the service elevator LOL
GIANT heat exchanger of some kind
Very duty here
Little less dusty..
Climbing the giant heat exchanger and looking down.
Looking over the top of the dealibob
Top looking down
The blower was on top the heat exchanger, and it’s huge too.
Catwalk that surrounds the heat exchanger
Looking inside an inspection cover
Inside exchanger #2
Hasn’t been used in a little while
I imagine product came out here and was loaded into something else, or something.
Hooking tiny up to the antique farm equipment.
We’ve been forewarned. .. .
That’s an old but big door.
UE Team #1
UE Team #2
UE Team #3
I’m such a G LOLOLOL
Inside Great Western offices on campus
Office phones and switching #1
Office Phones and Switching #2
Old computer left in buliding
Old Computer #2
This stairs was really fancy for this being an office
Office stairs 2
Bathtub in offices
Other stairs in office house
Looking back into the Mill from another spot
Making our final exit.