The control room was used through the mid-1990s as the plant was used to stabilize the power grid.
Around the corner from the old boiler room.
At the end of a conveyor belt and poised over a loading station, it’s easy to image the tinny sound of chicken feed sliding across the metal. Like sand on the old-fashioned stainless steel playground slides.
A bank of vertical filing cabinets, probably dating to National Guard days.
Compressors and turbines over the Eagle River.
I had to search the shelves a while to find this old logbook. The open page lists changes in stock numbers for Cutler Hammer Coils, and one row says that a new coil was installed on the black larry. The larry is the machine that loads coke ovens.
Part of the grain dust venting system, dislodged from its place above the dumping hatches under the grain cribs.
The last trace of Mitchell, Minnesota is a pile of cans on the side of the main street, Mitchell Avenue. These will be recognizable for another century or so, for future history-minded explorers.