Rogers Shops Panorama This is what the mine shops look like from the road between Gaastra, MI and Rogers Location (formerly Bates, MI). The community was renamed for the mine, probably under the heavy influence of M.A. Hanna. Similar Images ...based on the tags: bricked-windows, clouds, panoramas, shadows... When I looked out of the old mill, I couldn’t help but wonder what the hell was holding it all up. Winter skies over Allouez Bay. From a distance, it looks almost fragile. Go on and jump in, if you want, there’s even a ladder to climb out. Construction lights were still plugged in from the last inspection. Note the murals on the walls. A buck-fifty shot for a postcard stand. Taken from the Stone Arch Bridge. “Man has set for himself the goal of conquering the world but in the processes loses his soul.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer and historian. A shallow creek traces Illinois Gulch toward the Chain O’ Mines mill. Ball mills are laid out in the sun. The roof had structures bigger than most buildings in South Bend. The sun sets in front of a huge concrete building—about four times the size of the power plant. Probably a corn storage bin from an ethanol operation that ran here in the 1980s.