The historic entrance of the mill, alongside the (relatively) new Great Western offices.
A shallow creek traces Illinois Gulch toward the Chain O’ Mines mill. Ball mills are laid out in the sun.
A portrait of the second school of McConnell, built in 1937.
The elevator tower seems to have been built with expansion of the dock in mind.
Even with a hundred people parked in front of the lakeside relic, it was invisible.
Taken from the arm of the pocket loader–note the tree growing out of the conveyor belt. Often where you see old piles of taconite, trees are springing up. The byproducts of the pelletization process break down and make a really fertile mix, especially with all the iron content!
Blending the explosive ingredients was dangerous. It is no wonder that the blending house had so many emergency slides.
The top of the annex was bare except for these holes into the silos below.