One of the last times I saw the skyway standing. ADM’s Meal Elevator is in the distance.
This is what the mine shops look like from the road between Gaastra, MI and Rogers Location (formerly Bates, MI). The community was renamed for the mine, probably under the heavy influence of M.A. Hanna.
Note the pit is filled in here.
This big rusty sphere hides behind the incomplete 5-stack.
Looking down at the Port Arthur Ore Dock from Manitoba Pool Elevator #3. The conveyor belts are gone and King Elevator is in the far distance.
To the right is the spiral staircase. This building had a definite “floor problem”.
Looking through the an access panel at the hoist room for Shaft No. 3. The cable had long ago been scrapped, along with the motors to drive the pulleys. I still admire the workmanship on the spool’s arching metal shell.
35mm Film, Expired. An abandoned swath of NAD is landlocked by soybean fields.
One thing I like to do at Gopher is imagine the shape of the planned buildings based on the partial structures.