The control room was used through the mid-1990s as the plant was used to stabilize the power grid.
A string of vehicles have found death at Packard recently. Usually they are simply driving up ramps and pushed off the rooftops, but this one seemed destined for a worse fate. Found in the far corner of the far building.
A view from the loft in the shipping/receiving building, where the crane operator would step into his cab.
This tunnel goes to the adit over the Eagle River Mills. I bet those carts go fast down here!
One of the many blast doors. Note the plunger to seal off the airflow in the event of an attack or accidental explosion.
One of my favorite pictures of the tunnel. I am holding a bike rim and wearing a headlamp. My friend triggered the flash just behind my lower back. The fog is a temperature inversion at the entrance of the tunnel; it was 102 degrees outside of the tunnel and about 50 degrees inside, and humid.
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.
In the grungy control room, I found a little slice that was never graffitied.
Looking through the center of a scrapped generator, its copper long scrapped.