Sunday, December 11, 2011

Image of Saskatchewan.. Grain Elevators, Fillmore Saskatchewan Dec 9 2011

As the rate of wooden grain elevator de-commissioning and demolition accelerated in Saskatchewan during the 1990s, public attention came to focus increasingly on the dwindling number of these unique structures. Elevator closures and rail line abandonment became inextricably linked to questions of economic viability in many of Saskatchewan’s small communities. 
Rural residents in particular became more and more uneasy as these long-familiar landmarks - country elevators - began to disappear at an accelerating rate. The number of active elevators at this time (supplemented with some inactive ones known to still exist) was approximately 800.

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