Below Grand Army Mine is Gold Collar. A ‘collar’ is the braced section around the portal of a mine shaft.
A cottage for masons infected with TB to live together.
One of a pair of poles to hold the electric lines for the streetcars entering and exiting the tunnel.
An experimental shaft dug in the 1950s and its Hoist House.
Two of the remaining four towers in the projects. Throughout our time there we saw and heard squatters inside and chose not to go in. What do you call a smart choice made in the midst of a dumb choice? There should be a word for that.
The end of the dock disappears in the fog.
This is what I believe to be the Masonic Cottage, where infected Freemasons would be treated together and enjoy some simple luxuries because of their social connections. Freemasonry is still popular in North Dakota.
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!
Off the beaten path is this old LTV sign. Now it points to a ghost town and dead dock.