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The incinerator's hardened steel door... useless, but still sexy in a heavy-industrial kind of way.

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Molten copper pouring being a very dangerous thing to do by hand, this scale measured the load for the "Auto Caster" that actually formed the cooling copper in its molds.
This miner locker room has probably never been so clean.
This is the far interior of the hotel, where the darkness made the shag carpet seem to move whenever the trees outside swayed. That is to say, constantly.
When you're incoming's piling up with paint chips, what's one to do? Call in a sick?
A broken television on the main floor. The remains of the plaster ceiling and walls are powdered on the floor.
Latin; to grow. Root of the English word 'surge'.
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    Soo Line and Bridgeman's, Lake Superior Railroad Museum

    In mid-1880s, a few men began tunneling under downtown Duluth looking for a fortune. Now there's no trace of their labor under the Point of Rocks, is there?

    The downtown Duluth Soo Line depot, abandoned in 1961. Credit Duluth News Tribune Attic.

    In 1910, after three years of digging and blasting, workers finished their giant tunnel from West End right into downtown Duluth. It's still there, hiding.

    The east portal, looking toward Nopeming Junction and away from the US Steel ruins and Duluth's ore docks.

    It started as a rumor, then I heard it over and over--there was an abandoned train tunnel outside Duluth.