Workshop Much of the circa-1950s buildings remain with few alterations, such as these long boring sheet metal ruststicks. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: clouds, pipes, rusty, sheet-metal, storms, vents, windows... Blast Furnace 7 as seen from the ore yard. Imagine running up those stairs through blast furnace smoke. This is a 1956 furnace. It was used to forge wheels, casings, and parts for the axel shop. A high-ceilinged room where kegs would be delivered for cleaning, before they were refilled with fresh booze. An emergency slide to help workers evacuate the blending house in an emergency. Looking out from what little remains of the second floor at the poor house, which was in terrible condition. No roof and no floors. Soon to be ruins. Sprays of water kept the muddy mixture flowing across the sluices, which filtered out gold particles from gravel and dirty. Fall in line, act skinny, watch out for low hanging pipes. Don’t ask me where in the maze this was… 90% of the plant looked like this; vast rooms and catwalks with crisscrossing pipes and valves. Looking down at the Port Arthur Ore Dock from Manitoba Pool Elevator #3. The conveyor belts are gone and King Elevator is in the far distance. Installed in 1904 at the center of the plant, this is one of two batteries of boilers. Being in Oshkosh, heat was very important to keeping labor moving in the cold months.