The underground portions of the engine shop were mostly filled in.
A side view showing the extreme structural damage to what I believe is the Masonic Cottage. I honestly cannot unravel how some of this was done, unless the local armory is missing a 4″ canon and some cartridge shot.
The dredge is divided into four levels. The top level has controls for the tailings boom and, when it was there, the bucket excavator.
Ask your dentist about brushing your teeth with asbestos!
Cobble streets wrap around the inside of the fort.
Stained windows and sheet metal catch the sunset from across the Ohio River.
Footprints of houses past; tailings of mines past.
Taken from the arm of the pocket loader–note the tree growing out of the conveyor belt. Often where you see old piles of taconite, trees are springing up. The byproducts of the pelletization process break down and make a really fertile mix, especially with all the iron content!