In some places in the mine shops, you can still make out narrow gauge track in the floors.
The boiler doors are beautiful, and feature the name of the smelter and mine company. If you like these, check my article on the Mitchell Yards of Hibbing, MN.
There were three main stockhouses, two of which still exist, that are filled with tanks like these in addition to Fermentation. Each tank is the size of the city bus and few are left after the 2008-2009 scrapings.
Some small candles light one of the few surviving tunnels that once linked buildings on the campus with the steam plant. In winter, it was common for patients to be transported through these to avoid the cold, and during the Cold War these served as nuclear fallout shelters.
Sunset through a stained window in the headhouse made the floor feel like a heavy industrial Disney movie.
A chalkboard halfway to the headhouse is untouched since the mill closed. It still has the cheat sheets!
I don’t think we’re anywhere near maximum pressure anymore.
This is what it might have looked like if a new Ford descended in the elevator with its headlights on. As seen from the Mississippi side–the opposite portal faces the sand mine.