Like a Ghost Town This was my first view of Harris Machinery’s property… it was strange to find what looked like a ghost town five minutes from downtown Minneapolis! Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: ice, signs, snow, wooden... This wide skyway connected two of the inner factory buildings, where parts would have to be transported to keep the operation moving, which is why it is much wider than other bridges in the plant. 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. Frontier Gas is a former (?) gas station chain. Chain O’ mines reused a scrapped sign to mark their mill. Under the paint you can barely make out: GLORY HOLE GOLD MILL. Silverton’s elevator, pictured here, is still active. The underside of the ore dock in winter. Snow drifts across the dock from the frozen lake. A diesel crane and conveyor belt tripper are the major pieces of equipment that dominate the dock. Standing on a caustic tank with my head out a roof hatch, I look at the sign of the last brand to be produced here. Every timber pillar was numbered for maintenance purposes. Looking out the second-floor lighthouse office window. On this visit, the last ice of the season was slowly drifting into the harbor.