Last Trace of Mitchell, Minn. 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. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: left-behind, rusty... A closeup inside the mill’s power room. Atop Elevator ‘M’, formerly Cargill ‘O’. One evening I spent an hour lighting tea candles through the tunnels below the elevator. It was a magical transformation. An ajar car elevator car afar, technically. Looking through the trestle toward the ghost town. 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. This is the crane that would be used to lower extra-heavy bits of copper ore into the fire of the furnace. Looking down Pommenicher Straße from Gaststätte Rosarius, the monstrous machine about to devour the town bites at the ground. Stained windows and sheet metal catch the sunset from across the Ohio River.