This drying house was full of ventilation ducts, broken scales, and insulated carts to haul powder around the line.
Daisy Mill could accept shipments from water, rail, and truck at one time. Now everything comes and goes by rail.
I like to think of this as a giant straw, through which the factory is slowly draining the earth, leaving nothing but reinforced concrete below…
I am not sure what this machine does, but I have a hunch that it husks and cleans the sugar beets as they come into the plant. It is certainly the biggest single piece of equipment in any of the mills.
This is a typical view of the factory; most of it was long hallways flanked by piles of equipment and access points to maintain them.
The newer tunnels were fitted with these fluorescent lights, although some skylights (block glass embedded in skywalks) let in some natural light during the day.
The light next to this acid tank was perfect, thanks to a gaping hole in the roof.
Looking at the engine house (left) from atop the stoves.
The ice reflects the blue sky on the rust. The sunset blasts through the concrete pillars holding it all up.