There is no denying that the Fergus Falls asylum was a beautiful place, especially around sunset.
Beautiful details in the plaster moulding have been preserved by the sheer height of this room between the cathedral and auditorium.
Miners would sit in this room before going into the mine. The boards on the right indicated whether every single miner was “in” or “out”.
As the Barker steamed past the dock and island, the sunset casts the shadow of the Taconite Harbor receiving trestle on the boat. Through the fog, you can see some of the islands that were joined into a breakwater.
Hip bump girl.
The hiking around Central City is beautiful and full of history. Just get a proper topo map!
Some of the doors had sliding plastic windows, but most of the older ward doors simply had these peep holes drilled through them. The inside was always marked and worn more than the outside.
A bathroom in the rear of the ballroom that overlooks the Rose Garden.
Inside the west portal is a big liquid propane hand warmer, for workers to take the cold off their gloves as they handled the switches and doors of Cramer Tunnel. Mamiya GA645 / Kodak Pro 400