This extremely rare undated photograph depicts the Tower Junction during the early 20th century. The junction was a busy place servicing daily freight and passenger train service coming to the Soudan Mine, City of Tower, and also heading to Ely. The area from south Soudan, and west to Kuglar Township was filled with industrial activity including the railroad, brick factory kilns and ponds, Roy Mine, North American Mine and the Walsh railroad hotel. An estimated 800 people worked in this industrial corridor.
The railroad refilled with coal and water to run the steam locomotives. Today the only extant reminder of the activity at Tower Junction is the round water tower, pictured here on the right, and concrete foundations still found at this site.