A little ice and snow made work at Taconite Harbor much more dangerous.
My first view of the tunnel was in the dead of winter. In spite of being in the middle of the forest, it was totally silent. Mamiya GA645 / Kodak Pro 400
These wide spools sit atop the abandoned tracks that lead to the train shed, which was later repurposed into a truck shed.
Dead cars were parked permanently near the model farm. Perhaps it had an automotive program. After all, before they were ‘Indian Residential Schools’ they were ‘Indian Industrial Schools’.
I love the ‘hats’ on the top of the SWP-4 headhouse. FP-100C.
After crushing, these machines would float lighter material to the surface of the water, where it would be skimmed and discarded. Gold and silver laden stone would sink to the bottom, where it was collected for the next stage of processing. Leica/Summilux 35/Ektar 100
The red brick elevator is reflected in the flooded railyard. Note the saturated red square on the elevator, where the ‘4’ was scrubbed off. FP-100c.
Parrish and Heimbecker (front) Davidson & Smith-AU-S (middle) Government (back)
The Peavey logo, before it rusted off and the offices were demolished.