The control room was used through the mid-1990s as the plant was used to stabilize the power grid.
Although it’s difficult to spot at first, there is a traveling mini crane down the way about the three windows. This was installed to service all of the fabrication machines that would be in this section.
One of a few rolling workbenches to keep the thousands of pulleys, cogs, and belts working properly.
A view from the loft in the shipping/receiving building, where the crane operator would step into his cab.
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!
After crushing, these machines would float lighter material to the surface of the water, where it would be skimmed and discarded. Gold and silver laden stone would sink to the bottom, where it was collected for the next stage of processing. Leica/Summilux 35/Ektar 100
A simple porcelain fountain in the original brewhouse. The water fountain, no doubt, is not original.
One of my favorite shots from that year, conveyor line parts stacked and hung with Postal Service bins from decades ago.
From the bottom of the skyway I looked back, my eyes tracing the vines from the marsh up the smokestacks to the perfect Midwestern sky.