Chains connected hooked baskets and lockers to hoist up clothes and helmets when they were above ground. Whether wet with sweat or dry street clothes, the system worked to unclutter lockers and maintain air circulation around subterranean uniforms.
On the ground floor of the main factory there seems to be only one chair left.
Whoever did this: good job. You get it.
A cracked sign at dock-level, where loading boats would be tied below the taconite conveyors. All across the surface of the concrete dock were taconite pellets, like slippery little marbles. One wrong step could put a worker in the water, which is a bad, bad place to be.
Trees like masks.
After a little rain, the roof took on the color of the bright pink letters.
Rogers Mine is one of the most structurally sound mines in the Iron River area that isn’t part of a museum.
Did you leave in a hurry?
A teeter totter sits in front of the Memorial Building.
The stairs of this elevator had their landings removed long ago to keep vandals grounded.