Imagine the voice of an entitled White suburban mother. She’s now talking about oral hygiene in the “urban” (Black) schools.
A dedicated 13-acre rail yard operated by Canadian Pacific. As of 2016, it’s still there, and considered a factor in the redevelopment of the former plant site.
I assume this sign used to sit near the highway that snakes around the mine and town.
In the bottom of a creek, an antique children’s wheelchair is buried in grass, where someone threw it. Wooden leg braces suggest this dates to the 1950s.
A carefully kept journal of the ballast levels in the final years that the Ford sailed Lake Superior.
The company headquarters. Abandoned last time I drove past it, though it is the classiest building in downtown South Bend.
General Mills bought Consolidated Elevator’s “D” in 1943 and renamed it “A,” though no additional elevators have followed from that firm to date. Visible on the right is the first annex, built along with the elevator in 1909.
One of a few dozen steel bed frames left in the rubble of the collapsing building.