On the left, the formula for the sintering mix was written (“mischungszusammenselzung”) to keep track of the jobs.
In case power was lost, this manual signal could direct trains on and off the taconite trestle. Turning the pole would change the color of the light on top and the shape of the metal flags.
A squat building with a rail scale. Taken between rain showers in late summer, when I seemed to be the only one at White Pine.
In the mine offices, hooks and a board with numbers was the system to keep track of who was in the mine and who was safe.
Looking to the chapel addition from the Chateau.
Beautiful doors separated the boiler room and the sugar mill. Can you imagine the gracefully curving steps in a power plant today?
General Mills bought Consolidated Elevator’s “D” in 1943 and renamed it “A,” though no additional elevators have followed from that firm to date. Visible on the right is the first annex, built along with the elevator in 1909.
I love the ghost sign across these two elevators, originally built as Superior Elevator. It’s looking pretty rough.
Steel mine hoists, near the place they worked, wait for scrap prices to justify their final removal from Osceola, Michigan.