This is the town where my grandfather was born. I was happy to see the grain elevator was still standing. The once iconic structures are disappearing from the prairie landscape. It was nice to see this one has survived (so far).
A large number of the old “wood cribbed” elevators were operated by the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool:
“The pool is the world’s largest farm, the world’s largest shipper of wheat, the Biggest Business in Canada – and it was built by the Man Behind the Plow.”
W.A. Irwin, 1929
I really enjoyed seeing this photo, my father Keith Cram grew up in Saskatchewan and worked at a grain elevator with his father. I have heard many stories of these elevators…