I found out some of my friends were going to be married while I was on top of Gold Medal one evening while it was snowing.
A closeup of the pulleys atop Manitoba Pool #3 which once pulled conveyor belts full of grain across the cupola building as it was sorted into the silos below.
The beeping never stopped. The robots never slept, not even when they were unplugged. It was a nightmare.
Mill Hell before the University of Minnesota began developing the area. Now many of the buildings are gone, there are new roads and even bike paths.
This movable chute came off its rails.
2004. Machine Shop Loft.
Looking up to the second floor of the Nitrating House, where cotton would be soaked in nitric acid. These brought cotton into the building.
The Beeghley was launched in 1958… you can see it unloading limestone here with its retrofitted self-unloader. Update: This ship has been renamed the ‘James L. Oberstar’ after the Minnesota Senator. [Read more on Boardnerd.com here: http://www.boatnerd.com/pictures/fleet/oberstar.htm]
Raab strolling where the coal and ore would be dumped by trains that traveled along the top of the concrete pilings.