One basement room has a pile of x-rays of miners, taken and stored by the company.
This mean-looking thing had a purpose, probably, but that function has been lost to decades of expansion.
And I forget just why I taste / Oh yeah, I guess it makes me smile / I found it hard, it’s hard to find / Oh well, whatever, never mind (Nirvana, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”)
Another ruined spiral staircase in the mill.
Looking at the engine house (left) from atop the stoves.
The office stairs. Part of Herb’s morning walk.
Generations of Two Harbors teens smoked their first weed in this abandoned building, in my estimation. Comment if I’m right!
Asbestos rope isn’t something you can buy at Home Depot anymore, but it’s fire and heat resistant stuff; great for industrial work, like in a sugar mill.
The only way to get to the second floor–since demolition crews punched-out the staircases and ladders leading upwards–was to climb this elevator shaft. In the lower-left corner is a blower for the foundry furnaces.