A side view of the floatation level. I found it interesting that there were little ladders and staircases in the mill to help workers get around–this place was not as shoddy as other mills I’ve seen.
The power pulley that ran air compressors straight off of the steam plant’s axel.
The main shaft’s cable spooled with bird castings belies the fact that lives used to dangle from its steel-wound strength. Arrows on the circles would indicate the mine level the cars were currently at.
It was as noisy then as it is colorful now…
Behind the main shaft is this familiar industrial sight… a running count of days since the last injury.
Note the tiled floor between the bucket conveyors and an old mill.
Shadows of the rusty trestle and cold control towers on the Barker. Workers are preparing to swing over the sides of the boat to help secure her to the Minnesota Power dock.
This rod mill (?) was made in Denver Colorado at a factory now buried by condos. #justdenverthings
Next to the generator room is the pump room, which moved steam around the complex.