The grain-centric buildings had automatic fire doors.
The cold air collided with the sun-warmed water on the floor, filling the ground floor of the Keg House with thick fog…
Taconite Harbor’s main road, now overgrown and leading to nothing. Just asphalt between caved-in curbs.
Before the gold could be extracted, the rock was turned to powder. Depending on the size of the steel balls inside the mill, the rock would be reduced to a certain size. So, multiple mills were usually used in stages.
My favorite time to be in the brewery was sunrise. That’s the kind of light that made the brewhouse glow.
A view of the government presses, with pages of law across the floor covered in footprints.
This spiral staircase isn’t doing Lemp much good–maybe they’ll let me have it! I do love, though, that there is a door going to it–without walls–and it ascends to a second floor that doesn’t exactly exist anymore.
I’m not sure, actually, whether this was an outhouse (right), but it seems likely. In any case, it was connected by a covered staircase to the Bunk House (left). The soil here was not all tailings, so there is a bit of thick grass–almost the only in sight!
These were some of the most attractive shops of all the mines in the area. It’s no wonder Hanna Mining wanted to use them as their center of operations in the Iron River district.