Wind blew taconite dust against the walls of these suspended control room, making even the glass appear to rust.
The Big Dipper brought its friends into view, and the best seat is 80-feet up.
Levers and indicators to control and track the path of mine cars moving up and down the mine shaft. Note the mine depth indicators would trace paper… this is because the steel cables stretch out over time, so the line length changes with the years.
In this photo you see three lives of Lyric: 1.) The Art Deco murals showing the Vaudeville background; 2.) The suspended ceiling put in when the building was converted for film; 3.) The explorers, photographers and others who worked in and on the building before its final demolition.
This little curled yellow thing is one of the last hints that this adobe building was lived in.
A century-old ghost sign for Royal House Flour was preserved after a building is built above and through it! Looking from the north annex elevator toward the headhouse.
Looking through the washer that is the first stop for the dredgings.
The bottom of the grain drier inside ADM-Delmar #1.
This is what it might have looked like if a new Ford descended in the elevator with its headlights on. As seen from the Mississippi side–the opposite portal faces the sand mine.