Looking from the rail shipping building through pigeon-proofing chicken wire at another manufacturing building in high Fall.
For 20 years, this served as the public library. According to blogger, this has been moved to Springer.
This is a great example of a combination rock house; the silos below used to fill trains with ore dropped from mine cars pulled to the top of the structure.
We mark our world in unexpected ways… this is how patient possessions would be stored during their stay in the old asylum wards. It’s about the size of a shoebox, and this particular drawer has a name where the others do not. Its place reminded me of the hospital cemetery where more than 3,000 are buried and less than 1% of whom are recorded by stone or plaque in their resting place.
I revisited the mill years after my documentary. Now it is even more destroyed and surrounded by new fences.
The back of the mill reads “Red River Milling Company”
“What’s that diamond thingy on the Pilot House?” you ask? It’s a 1920s-era radio transmission direction finder, a pre-radar navigation aid. Lit with diffused flash.
“Man has set for himself the goal of conquering the world but in the processes loses his soul.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer and historian.
Trees between duplexes overshadow the buildings they were planted to shield; revenge for the boards on the windows.