Through a section of the tailings boom where mountain winds tore open the sheet metal around the conveyor, I poked my head out.
A taste of Superior culture.
Every elevator has sets of these conveyor switches. Grain comes down through the top chute and the bottom chute rotates to move the flow onto various belts around the plant by gravity. The cross belt is another switch and the bridge belt brings the flow to the other half of the elevator.
Every fitting label in the stock department was cracked, curled, and blank.
A squat building with a rail scale. Taken between rain showers in late summer, when I seemed to be the only one at White Pine.
In front of a rust-welded Illinois rotary stoker is where the boiler-men made their mark. The last year I can make out is 1985.
In the steam plant, steam pipes bundled in canvas and asbestos criss-cross the walls.
The hospital featured a farm that once helped to sustain it. This is one of the few remaining signs of those years, near the Nurse’s Cottage.
The BOMARC launch buildings are spaced on a large concrete pad that looks like a parking lot. Out of view are underground pipes for fueling and cooling the rocket motors.