The women’s ward had a player piano in it, likely a donation.
The steam-powered hoist that pulled ore and dropped men from the mine. Note the hydraulic-operated brake on top with its massive brake pad. Now scrapped.
On the upper floors where the sunlight is yellow–the color of flour dust, once exposed to the elements.
The boiler doors are beautiful, and feature the name of the smelter and mine company. If you like these, check my article on the Mitchell Yards of Hibbing, MN.
I am not sure what this machine does, but I have a hunch that it husks and cleans the sugar beets as they come into the plant. It is certainly the biggest single piece of equipment in any of the mills.
Looking into the Pool 8 Annex from the original Ogilvie’s elevator.
C’mon and grab your friends… we’ll go to very—rusty lands…
These buildings were largely used as concentrators for the crushed rock, although I did spy some small mills inside these too.