Rogers Mine is one of the most structurally sound mines in the Iron River area that isn’t part of a museum.
The bottom of the stairs leading from the work floor to the cafeteria.
Under the monster and its teeth.
The powerhouse had two elevated tracks behind it, one for coal and one for deliveries.
Where workers would sign documents and collect their pay.
Taken from under the headframe.
Wind blew taconite dust against the walls of these suspended control room, making even the glass appear to rust.
General Mills bought Consolidated Elevator’s “D” in 1943 and renamed it “A,” though no additional elevators have followed from that firm to date. Visible on the right is the first annex, built along with the elevator in 1909.
The same view in 2007. Superior, WI, some have said, is a suburb of Duluth, MN. It’s more like a sub-suburb, I would argue. It’s the industrial district that is technically in another state, one that sells beer on Sundays. Perspective is looking out of the mostly-disassembled larger (newer) elevator.