Peering into a remote office at Manitoba Wheat Pool #3. Someone left their to-do list behind.
Rogers Mine is one of the most structurally sound mines in the Iron River area that isn’t part of a museum.
It’s pretty unusual to find a fireplace like this in the midst of a factory.
In the Lime House, the sunset picked-up the last light of day to make this image. Lime is used in the beet sugar refinement process to reduce the acidity of the beet juice mixture.
The hole in the floor, I like to joke, is a not-so-sneaky trap for the photographers creeping to get a close-up of the amazing peeling paint. I somehow escaped this snare, however, to warn the rest… perhaps you.
Looking out at the abandoned neighborhood around the house.
Fluorescent lights peel back from the walls like caterpillars, rearing up and away from the glare of the sunflower-fans.
This door used to open at river level, but it has since been built up and sealed with a steel grate. Still, the original doors (with original paint?) stand in the same place. Once they opened to the fresh air, now they are permanently sealed in the tunnels. This is the official entrance for inspecting the mine, hence fiber optic and ladder. Shortly after the plant was demolished, this entire area was resealed and alarmed.
Silverton’s elevator, pictured here, is still active.