Blending the explosive ingredients was dangerous. It is no wonder that the blending house had so many emergency slides.
Much of the plant depended on steam, not only for heat but for mechanical power.
The back of the mill reads “Red River Milling Company”
Wide stairs between the ground, the mine shaft, and the dry house.
The steam plant could be vertically traversed with this one-man belt driven elevator.
Unloading boats had the option to take on fuel at Taconite Harbor. This building, among other things, pumped fuel to the dock.
After a short rainfall douses the mill in downtown Fergus Falls, the river next to the brick walls swells and the sounds of water overtakes the echos of the nearby bars. Reflections are on the foundation of the former distribution and rail building.