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An elevator under construction in Prince Albert.


As each community built several grain elevators to receive the farmer's grain, the 'prairie sentinels' quickly became a common sight in Saskatchewan. The growth of elevators, from 90 in 1890 to 6,000 in 1930, mirrored the rapid settlement and expansion of agriculture on the prairies. The local grain elevator was the essential piece of the marketing puzzle.

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R-A4575
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Grain Elevators; Prince Albert


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Image Preview R-A4575 Photograph 1 - An elevator under construction in Prince Albert.
Image Preview R-B133-5 Photograph 2 - Elevator row in Indian Head.
Image Preview R-A228-7 Photograph 3 - The delivery area for farmer's grain.
Image Preview R-B2969 Photograph 4 - Delivering bags of grain during the winter time.
Image Preview R-B7744 Photograph 5 - Farmers deliver grain with horse-drawn wagons to a Saskatchewan Co-op elevator in Lipton.
Image Preview S-B4623 Photograph 6 - Rosthern elevators.
Image Preview Rice Studio Album-150 Photograph 7 - "Since Moose Jaw was a railway hub, a large elevator was built to receive and store the grain from several smaller commu
Image Preview R-A15092 Photograph 8 - A Union Grain Company elevator indicating that they handle 'pool' wheat.
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