There is no denying that the Fergus Falls asylum was a beautiful place, especially around sunset.
Standing on the ruins of the burned Northern Pacific RR Freight House. It’s the best place to watch ships move around the harbor. Some things haven’t changed…
Island Station, in the middle of the power house, in the middle of a thunder storm. Flapping pipe covers and sheets of ran penetrating one massive arched window and blasting through the other, as winds power through the building from the Mississippi. The sound of the thunder made every length of steel squeak under the pressure.
The main street of the ghost town is also the maintenance road for the BNSF line that bisects Colmor.
Roughly below the parking lot for the Rose Garden.
A little ice and snow made work at Taconite Harbor much more dangerous.
Beautiful details in the plaster moulding have been preserved by the sheer height of this room between the cathedral and auditorium.
I wish I knew what has become of this great one-of-a-kind sign that used to brag how many days the Clyde Iron factory has gone without a serious accident. Update: It’s hanging in one of the smaller venue spaces behind the bar.
The spiral staircase ends in the basement, where two oil tanks (for the lantern) and a freshwater tank (for the Keeper) were stored. The basement consists of two long arched vaults like this.