Wind blew taconite dust against the walls of these suspended control room, making even the glass appear to rust.
An old nurse’s station (you can tell because of the half-door with table) with torn-up tiles. Notice through the curved doorway that even the ceiling has a curvature.
A dead work truck rusts near an outbuilding. Everything is marked with a code. Modernity.
The sign that greets visitors to the ghost town of Colmor. Nothing says ‘welcome’ like birdshot.
This tunnel goes to the adit over the Eagle River Mills. I bet those carts go fast down here!
Chains connected hooked baskets and lockers to hoist up clothes and helmets when they were above ground. Whether wet with sweat or dry street clothes, the system worked to unclutter lockers and maintain air circulation around subterranean uniforms.
The world’s biggest paper machine was installed here about a century before this photo was taken. The orange in the windows is the brick building across the street–the new part of the plant.
When the ship loaders were added, a doorway was cut through the metal silo to make a room for the grain handling equipment. Note the dust sensor in the corner of the torch-cut archway.