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.
The UP gets a lot of snow, making exploring its old mines a special challenge in the winter. The snow is more than 6 feet deep in this picture, and firm enough to walk on.
The workshop sat below the main working floor and had serious power going to it.
A crack in a window in a wall. What’s this doing here?
The elevator is stuck between floors.
Note the tiled floor between the bucket conveyors and an old mill.
Stained windows and sheet metal catch the sunset from across the Ohio River.
An employee lunchroom with every door and window covered in vented steel.
Inside this small iron clad mine is a couch and some clothes. It seems that for a short while, someone was living inside of it…