leaves

Rails to Trail

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

Company House

There were a few large houses on the Old Crow property where employees would live. The glen had little housing.

I Love Birches

Looking out toward Redore from the second floor of the workshop. This is why I love living in Minnesota.

Cloverleaf Smelter Boilers

The boiler doors are beautiful, and feature the name of the smelter and mine company. If you like these, check my article on the Mitchell Yards of Hibbing, MN.

Do The Nope

A self portrait on a tire swing outside the Service Building.

Shiny Tracks

Twin tracks exit a concrete wall below St. Anthony (Cathedral) Hill.

Powder Cart

Note the wood and rubber wheels on this powder cart.

Grinder

A sort of blender in a powder line building. The top vent had been removed, so leaves and light fall onto the teeth now.

Mill Door

Beautiful doors separated the boiler room and the sugar mill. Can you imagine the gracefully curving steps in a power plant today?

Floor Bricks

Wood brick floors reduced noise and vibration, making the work environment safer and keeping the superstructure intact. Too bad people like to pile these up and set them on fire on the weekends. With 3.5 million sqft, though, it’s not exactly running out…

Camera Obscura

A hole in one of the boards casts the inverse image of a tree outside across a peeling sanatorium wall.