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.
One of a few dozen steel bed frames left in the rubble of the collapsing building.
The flour mill (rear) and its elevators. The taller elevator was moved here in 1955, when the Harrisons bought it from Federal, who declared it surplus. The smaller elevator replaced an earlier smaller warehouse in 1926. Taken shortly after dawn. This one picture made the drive worth it, for me. Medium Format.
This ruin was once the Toltec Mine, a producing gold and silver claim that operated into the 1940s.
Wagons and horses were kept in the building on the left, separate from the rest of the complex in case of fire. In the distance is the boiler house, separate for the same reason.
Looking into the Pool 8 Annex from the original Ogilvie’s elevator.
Kate in the Atlas E, which is essentially a buried Atlas D. Above is the protective steel blast door.
Much of the circa-1950s buildings remain with few alterations, such as these long boring sheet metal ruststicks.
On my second or third trip, the cross had broken in the wind.
Looking at the huge and modern Cargill B2 from the circa-1919 Lake Superior “I”. This is a rather unique perspective of Enger Tower and Skyline.