A typical dwelling in San Luis. I could not tell if it was occupied, but most of the town is abandoned.
One of my favorite pictures of the tunnel. I am holding a bike rim and wearing a headlamp. My friend triggered the flash just behind my lower back. The fog is a temperature inversion at the entrance of the tunnel; it was 102 degrees outside of the tunnel and about 50 degrees inside, and humid.
Looking out at the town water tower (which I love) from the sugar mill (which I also love).
A one-of-a-kind installation in Armour’s otherwise gutted engine house.
Some warnings on the older battery which was visibly older than its eastern counterpart. This set of batteries had no railing between the side of the ovens and a long drop onto railroad tracks… I like this picture because it shows the effects of the heat and corrosive gasses on the area around the ovens.
The building on the right was where parts not assembled onto vehicles would be set in crates for shipment.
A morning breeze pushes the last ice from the lake against Wisconsin Point.
Ultimately, it was the bad roof that doomed these buildings.
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.