Water damage dissolved the ceiling into sludge. Pillars remain, as do the plastic light covers, now on the floor.
Timbers overlap where mine cars plunged, a strange wooden fence traced the center of the beams.
A super-long exposure of the side of the middle of Daisy Elevator, built in 1927. The oldest silos are closest to the mill and date to 1916. They were expanded toward Superior in 1927 and 1941. The total capacity is about 500,000 bushels.
I wonder what this guy is thinking, walking through the complex.
My favorite picture from the mills. These charts remind me of star charts or orbiting planets.
The view from the larry, looking out at the overgrowing coke oven top. Papers listed the order of the charges for each oven, noting the sticky doors and persistent leaks. Emergency respirators and rescue gear was stored close, as long exposure to emissions from the rusty hatches could make worker pass out on the top of the ovens.
Four A.M. was the best time to be on the main assembly line. This was about shortly after most of the machinery was removed.
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.