The portal facing Taconite Harbor (at a healthy distance) is mostly closed. Some kids put bullet holes in it. Shooting down a long tunnel is extremely dangerous, and you should not do it, obviously. Mamiya 6/Portra 160
I loved to spend time in the Hamm’s caves in my teen years. It was cold, wet, but it felt familiar and had its share of surprises.
Timbers overlap where mine cars plunged, a strange wooden fence traced the center of the beams.
The floor of this first floor bathroom, Men’s Ward, was unlike any other I remember in the hospital. Hand-laid tile, but the pattern made it seem even older than the rest of the hospital. Portra 160.
Hiking into the ghost town with enough gear to live there for a few days, if we wanted.
An orphan culvert and camper, both tossed aside where nobody that will see will care.
This building would store and maintain warheads. It was right next to the launch pad, but the two were separated by a high mound.
Where the drain changes shape from round concrete to arched brick.
This ward was the last occupied place in the hospital. It was used as a chemical dependency (drug and alcohol) inpatient program. It seems that they were allowed to paint the walls before they abandoned it… I go back and forth, thinking it is a shame and thinking it is a little cool.
A portrait of the second school of McConnell, built in 1937.