The chalkboard in the filtering plant reminds new visitors of the last day.
This was my first view of Harris Machinery’s property… it was strange to find what looked like a ghost town five minutes from downtown Minneapolis!
On my second or third trip, the cross had broken in the wind.
Windows provided the 250-some workers with fresh air and light, and helped to keep flour dust from building up in the air, helping to prevent explosions. Today, machines control air flow better without windows, so they were bricked.
A switchboard to control the flow of electricity into the plant from the city and generators.
…out of our depth.
The the left, the nitrating line in War City. To the right, War City’s sole suburb, Charlestown, IN.
A 8-foot-tall volume indicator that could be read from across the beet boiler floor–convenient when the controls are 20 feet away.
A long exposure of the launch pad and its dedicated guard shack. In the middle of the base is a tall antenna which was part of the MARS program during the Gulf War. The MARS program helped connect calls between deployed soldiers and their families.