Frankie on the White Pine Mine vehicle access shaft. The mine was traditional inside… all room-and-pillar.
2005. This is very likely the oldest image I have on the website; I took this in the early 2000s with my first camera when I was new to the hobby. I still like it quite a lot.
I wish I had the equipment then that I have now… I look back at these 10-year-old pictures and can’t ignore all the grain.
Taken from atop a grain train at the end of Cargill B-2, looking toward Lake Superior “I”, now part of the sample complex. This area used to have another slip, but Cargill filled it on when it built the elevator on the right.
Instructional film strips on the floor of a second floor closer.
“Five Roses” was the brand of flour that Lake of the Woods marketed. Later, this became another Manitoba Pool elevator. Notice the “POO” up top? It’s missing the ‘L’…
Though the proscenium went through two overhauls (1940s, 1970s), it is almost totally original to the 1916 design.
These dump cars moved copper ore to the top of the furnaces… it’s about two stories above ground level.
Generations of Two Harbors teens smoked their first weed in this abandoned building, in my estimation. Comment if I’m right!