One of the principal businesses in McConnell was a farm implement and lumber store. This is too new to have been bought there, but I like that it’s still on the edge of town. It’s more comfortable than the emptiness beyond, that used to be a little prairie town.
The crane on Dock 2, as seen from Dock 4 right after sunset. Notice the old light tower is warped.
Above the old machine shop is a packing building and a crate of cardboard label rolls.
Patented in 1965 and produced by Specialized Mass Markets. User would insert token and use a rotary-phone-style dial to enter their token number. The machine would tally the numbers and indicate winners depending on the sum of said numbers. See USPTO US3455557.
The perfect place to have a post-industrial picnic.
These steam powered pumps were integral to the cooling of the meat packing plant next door.
Steel mine hoists, near the place they worked, wait for scrap prices to justify their final removal from Osceola, Michigan.
Spring melt flows down the rusty rock house. In the background is the frame for the shaft.