This old Jetta did more offroading than your average lifted tinted loud-exhaust pickup.
Looking toward the old power house, right below one of its arteries.
The hike to the village is steep. This is looking into the valley from the halfway point.
The iconic outline of a prairie sentinel. Quintessential rural industrial architecture.
San Luis may not be a ghost town, but it’s aspiring by all indications. Luckily, it’s close enough to Cuba, NM to hang onto life, unlike the other ghost towns down the road.
This picture gives you the idea of how the boat-loading control rooms are set up; they lean over the dock and Lake Superior to be able to see down into the holds of the boats… important, considering how quickly it loaded the boats! An uneven load could put stress on the hull of a laker, increasing the risk it will break and sink.
Mill Hell before the University of Minnesota began developing the area. Now many of the buildings are gone, there are new roads and even bike paths.
Identical warehouses seem a little newer than the rest of the plant. I suspect these were added in the mid-1950s for the Korean War, during which about 200 buildings were added to the complex.
Water at the bottom of the silo was perfectly clear.