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Jul 30, 2010 - The Last Sentinels

A lesson in grain - and life in general Friday We took a detour today and we didn’t get as far as we’d planned. But that’s the way it goes with plans. Madolyn heard about a Grain Elevator Museum in Inglis, a small town near the Saskatchewan border. She checked our Bucket List and ‘See a grain elevator museum’ was right at the top of the list. Since this may be the only grain elevator museum in the whole world, we took the 90 mile detour and headed for Inglis. In country where fence posts can be seen for miles, a grain elevator is a real...

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Jun 27, 2007 - Inglis Grain Elevators, Manitoba

Today we took a trip outside the Riding Mountain Park to see the Inglis Grain Elevators Historic Site. Thousands of wooden grain elevators dotted the Prairies at the height of the agricultural boom in the early part of the 20th century. They were built by agricultural cooperatives and grain companies as rail tracks were laid across the west. Most prairie town had a row of elevators, a sign of prosperity and boasting rights. Prairie wheat helped feed the rest of Canada and the growing cities of Europe establishing the Prairies as the...

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