A 16-minute exposure from the roof of an abandoned building shows the aurora borealis and streaking stars.
One thing I like to do at Gopher is imagine the shape of the planned buildings based on the partial structures.
A closeup of the finely-carved seats in the house, presumably original to the Sattler. There are not too many of these in this kind of condition. If you have a better name for this figure than Cordelia, leave a comment.
When I saw this section, I knew the dock was abandoned.
The wood-braced structures descending the hill connected the La Crosse Tunnel to the mill in Central City. To see a picture of an aerial tram in action, see at my Treasure Mountain article.
A midwestern jungle surrounds the meat packing plant.
I’m not sure, actually, whether this was an outhouse (right), but it seems likely. In any case, it was connected by a covered staircase to the Bunk House (left). The soil here was not all tailings, so there is a bit of thick grass–almost the only in sight!
Fantastic brick graffiti piece by a Duluthian in 1933! Is the stick drawing of a horse? Feel free to weigh in.
The historic entrance of the mill, alongside the (relatively) new Great Western offices.