A handmade sign tracks the progress through the current beet campaign. For this factory, it was about 30 years ago. Perhaps the idea was to pit shifts against each other.
A broken window looking through the First Aid Room and into the Control Room in charge of directing grain into ships. You can see one of the large conveyors on the right, clad in green. Chutes and staircases intertwine seemingly randomly through the big empty spaces.
Harris Machinery rests under snow on the left. Two explorers enjoy the view.
Pocket door and light switches in the upper control room, at the top of the spiral staircase.
An old name for an older elevator, as seen from an abandoned rail spur.
The metallic arms of the missile erector, which would stand rockets over the blast pit in the launch position. Medium Format film–cheap but excellent Fomapan 100 in a Pentax 67.
Funny how sensitive modern English speakers have become to gendered language. I doubt the workers here–almost all female–were offended by this posting for ‘Workmen’s Compensation’.
I really like the way this high-ceilinged room is decaying. Well, decayed. It’s demolished now.
The old mill (right) and power plant (left) with the new mill behind them.