One night, I camped behind the sugar mill. You can tell be the clouds that a cold front was moving out—it was a hot day.
Mill Hell before the University of Minnesota began developing the area. Now many of the buildings are gone, there are new roads and even bike paths.
Labeling line elevator.
A side view showing the extreme structural damage to what I believe is the Masonic Cottage. I honestly cannot unravel how some of this was done, unless the local armory is missing a 4″ canon and some cartridge shot.
Just a couple guys enjoying an industrial ruin.
Indianapolis’ beautiful downtown is in the distance, past the gas storage tank.
There were three main stockhouses, two of which still exist, that are filled with tanks like these in addition to Fermentation. Each tank is the size of the city bus and few are left after the 2008-2009 scrapings.
Workers would undoubtedly prefer to use the belt manlift on the right.
From left to right: shaft building, headframe, rock house, hoist house.