Before developers saw to cut and cut the flour mills inside Pillsbury, they stood at the ready beside various purposeful chutes the traversed the floors of between sorters. These machines were belt-driven by the power of Pillsbury’s Mississippi headraces and turbines, the force of which notoriously shook the building’s foundations themselves. The wheels would change the grade of the flour, or the size of the dust produced from crushing the kernels.
Looking at the side of the Superior Elevator from the tracks that feed the Western. Note the old flagpole.
After a religious conversion from actors to projectors, a rebranding was in order.
A stray cat at hunts mice along the elevator row at Inglis, MB. Film: Fuji FP100C.
The underside of the ore dock in winter. Snow drifts across the dock from the frozen lake.
It remains unexplained what ‘serious results’ may stem from not reporting an accident, but when labor was cheap and unorganized I doubt anyone asked.
At the extreme eastern end of the plant is a bank of modern concrete silos. Kodak Portra 160/Mamiya 6.