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... The porcelain hoops guided the silk threads through the device. The end of one of the scrapped turbines. Judging by the aborted attempt at cutting it in half, the scrappers had some trouble with this one. A bank of vertical filing cabinets, probably dating to National Guard days. The powerhouse was notably older than the rest of the complex. I’m still not sure if it was build just for the cooperage, or whether it preceded it. Looking into one of the fire slides, designed to evacuate patients extremely quickly. In 1880, a fire completely destroyed the asylum at St. Peter, Minnesota, killing 30 patients. The control room was used through the mid-1990s as the plant was used to stabilize the power grid. I believe this is the push car, meaning it would push the charge in the oven out the opposite side into the train car. A closeup inside the mill’s power room. Broken dishes and rotten burlap, mixed with the general trash left behind after the roof collapsed on the poor house.