Looking across the whole milling operation from its dedicated powerhouse stretching across Eagle River.
Copper thieves haven’t left anything behind but the shell.
Atop Elevator ‘M’, formerly Cargill ‘O’.
One of the clusters of elevators. Doors would open on both sides so that vehicles could be moved through them if necessary. There is only one set of stairs in the whole building.
A wide view of the poor house. Look at the smokestack and elevator shaft, which show the former roofline.
In the nitrating house.
Drawn in fresh concrete about 50 years before I took this picture, and only 2 years after this elevator blew up…
The altar is gone, but the tile work around it isn’t.
This picture is perhaps the most appropriate in its visual depiction of how unstable the mill was. 1. Note the lack of stairs on the spiral staircase; they’re rusted and twisted apart, not simply cut off. 2. Notice the cracked concrete on the lower left corner; that was cracking as I was standing on it taking this photo, and don’t think there’s anything under that to begin to stop one’s fall. 3. You’re looking into an open elevator shaft; its safety cage is sliced away and wide open.