These stairs were probably removed to discourage scrapping and graffiti. Ask me if it worked.
One of my favorite signs. I imagine something like this happened when it was put up: “Wow, that’s a big sign.” “Yeah, you’re going to be putting it up in the elevator at the service door.” “Have you thought of may locking the door?” “What?” “You know, lock it so that there’s no risk, sign aside, of us going through and falling to our death.” “Shut up and just install the damn sign.”
2005. Flavored beers are still popular. The flavor concentrates were stored in this bank of fridges.
The walkway to the end of the dock is elevated, so one walks above the trees and bushes growing in the rotting taconite pellets that have collected over the years.
The elevator works on gravity… this is where a conveyor belt was to move the grain toward the main elevator to be loaded into ships.
The conveyorway between the on-site grain elevator and mill.
Looking out at the town water tower (which I love) from the sugar mill (which I also love).
This machine was last overhauled in February 1955, and last turned out Crepe silk, probably dress material.
Zachary Taylor’s very own Scottish castle, spring-side in the Kentucky backcountry. Boarded and waiting, but in surprisingly good condition, considering the decades. I especially love the tower on the right side of the frame.