The Big Dipper brought its friends into view, and the best seat is 80-feet up.
“It must have been beautiful once.” “Yeah, especially in the winter.”
These were some of the most attractive shops of all the mines in the area. It’s no wonder Hanna Mining wanted to use them as their center of operations in the Iron River district.
Minnesota Power’s Taconite Harbor power station, as seen through the ship loading control room windows.
Looking out upon Mill City through the lens of FLOUR, highlighted in pink and low clouds. This sign has recently been converted into LED lighting.
Here, the concentrated gold (and silver, and zinc, I would guess) would be loaded into trucks bound for the smelter.
The powerhouse had two elevated tracks behind it, one for coal and one for deliveries.
A switch for the yard engines, now on the edge of the property where nobody will find it.
The Brown Hotel still stands, but has recently gone out of business again. One of the nice things about historic buildings in New Mexico, though, is things tend to stay around a lot longer than if they were subjected to lots of rain and snow. It will probably be reopened eventually.