The factory’s first aid room and laboratory. Sure makes me wonder how safe the lab was!
On my first self-guided tour, the calculator was caught my eye because it was one of the few things left behind in the laboratories that filled the second floor. On my next trip, it had been smashed to pieces.
When the factory’s production line was up for auction, many parts were removed, crated and labeled with big painted numbers to ease their removal by buyers. Not everything sold, however, so not one dark corner of the factory seems without a pile of dislocated industrial junk.
Too big to be scrapped, to simple to be auctioned. It waited for the demo crews and demo cranes to arrive.
Work never done.
A building that burned near the Kam seems to have been a warehouse or stockhouse.
The last trace of Mitchell, Minnesota is a pile of cans on the side of the main street, Mitchell Avenue. These will be recognizable for another century or so, for future history-minded explorers.
One of the many small treasures hiding in the mill…