The Grain Elevators
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This site is a collection of Grain Elevators from Western Canada.
They were submitted to me by Art Grieve and his sister in-law Elizabeth Grieve.
They have collected these picture during their travels around the area.
Many of these elevators are no longer standing
You are invited to submit any picture that you have that fit any of these pages.
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johnmacdoanld@summerville-novascotia.com

 
A brief history of the Grain Elevators of Western Canada
The grain elevators in Western Canada have for years been referred to as prairie icons, prairie cathedrals or prairie sentinels and have become a visual symbol of what farming in this part of the country is all about. There were as many as 5758 in 1933. These grain elevators dominated the prairie landscape for more than a century with every community having at least one.
They were the first step in a grain trading process that moves the grain from producer to worldwide markets. The first grain elevator was a strictly utilitarian building considered by anyone that viewed them to be anything but that.
They were designed for one purpose, getting the grain into railway boxcars. The farmers, who at first shoveled their grain into 2-bushel sacks which they then transported to a loading platform along the rail line. There, they emptied the sacks into a waiting boxcar, a back-breaking and inefficient job. They needed something much better if the west was to grow. A means of storing and shipping grain quickly, This brought about the small, one-storey wood frame warehouses erected by farmers. The railways demanded larger, vertical warehouses that could take advantage of gravity to empty the grain and a mechanism known as the "leg" was devised, an endless belt with cups or scoops attached, was devised to load the grain in the elevators. This leg is what gave the name to and determined the shape of the grain elevator.
Today many of these grain elevators are being dismantled and removed from the landscape. Railway lines are being abandoned and the railways want them removed for safety reason.
Many of the grain elevators shown on this site are no longer in existence.
It's just another sign of progress.
I hope that you enjoy your visit to this site and can appreciate
Art Grive's work in keeping some of these alive.
For a more detailed history of the Grain Elevators plese go to the following site .
The Canadian Encyclopedia (Grain Elevators)

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Spring Valley SK Grain Elevator
This picture was published on https://danocan.com
A fire broke out in the grain elevator of Spring Valley, Saskatchewan sometime in the evening of August 24th and completely destroyed the building.
Carloyn Message, who witnessed the blaze and whose husband is apart of the volunteer fire department that battled the fire, said the elevator was "already engulfed" by the time firefighters showed up. She said that it was "an older wood elevator that had grain in it" so there was nothing much that could be done to save it.
Nobody was injured and damp, calm conditins allowed the fire to be easily contained so no further damage was done to the area.

"We had rain a couple of days before," explained resident Elaine Scheller, "grass was nicely (and) neatly mowed and there was a very heavy dew (that) night, and no wind."
Scheller said residents are sad to see their historical landmark reduced to ash, but are grateful no one was hurt and nothing else was damaged from the fire.

The cause of the blaze is still unknown.

Spring Valley is approximately 62 km South of Moose Jaw.

Pictures shown on  http://www.discovermoosejaw.com/
The elevator was fully engulfed by the time the fire dept. 
could get to the site
Photo by Carolyn Message. 
This story was published on the web site: Discover Moose Jaw
All that remains of Spring Valley's old grain elevator is burning wood, 
grain and mangled machinery.
Spring Valley Elevator Still Smoldering

 
 Abbey SK
 Assinaboia SK
Bents SK
Bents SK
This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Bents is a very interesting ghost town with lots of buildings including the elevator.  It is located entirely on private property so you have to be careful in what you do there.  There doesn't seem to be any vandalism so that is refreshing. 
 Bladworth SK
 Bracken SK
 
 This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Cactus Lake SK
 Cadillac SK
This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 
 Carnduff SK
 Carrievale SK
 Carrievale SK
 Chamberlain SK
 Climax SK
 Conquest A SK
 This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB  This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Consul SK
 Darcy SK
   This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Dinsmore SK
 Dollard SK
This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 
 Eston A SK
 
This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Eston B SK
 Eston C SK
This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Fox Valley SK
 Frobisher SK
This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Fusillier SK
 Feudal SK
This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Glenworth SK
 Hudson_Bay SK
Humboldt SK
 Gainsborough SK
 Lacadena SK
 Limerick SK
This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
This picture was taken in Sep 2014 and still standing
 This picture was taken and submitted on July 13, 2014 by Wayne Parsons Simi Valley, CA and all commercial rights 
are reserved to him 
 Macoun SK
Mankota SK
 McCord SK
 Orkney SK
   This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 
 Oxbow SK
 
 Pangman SK
 Parkside SK
  This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Pelly SK
Pennant SK
This picture was taken and submitted on July 13, 2014 by 
Wayne Parsons Simi Valley, CA and all commercial rights
are reserved to him
 Primate SK
 Rose Valley SK
 This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB  
Sanctuary SK
 Shawnavon SK
This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 
Univ of Sask Saskatoon  -  located on the grounds of the U of S
 
This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB  
 Theodore SK courtesy of Elizabeth Grieve
 Tisdale SK
 Val Marie SK
 Val Marie SK
 Verwood SK
 Waldron SK
 Walpole SK
 Wartime SK

 
 Abbey SK
 Abbey SK, July 13, 2014
This picture was taken and submitted on July 13, 2014 by Wayne Parsons
Simi Valley, CA and all commercial rights are reserved to him
Aberdeen SK courtesy of Elizabeth Grieve
 Admiral SK
 This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Alameda SK
Alvena SK courtesy of Elizabeth Grieve
Alvena SK courtesy of Elizabeth Grieve
 Aneroid SK
 Antler SK
 Arborfield SK
 Arcola SK
 Asquith SK
 Aylesbury SK
 Balcarres SK
 Battlefords SK
 Battrum SK
 Beatty SK
 Bender SK
 Bethune SK
 Between Mikado and Canora SK
 Bjorkdale SK
 Bladworth SK
 Blaine Lake SK
 Blaine Lake SK
Blaine Lake SK courtesy of Elizabeth Grieve
 Bresaylor SK on a farm just south of Bresaylor south of Highway 16
 This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Broderick SK
Broadview SK courtesy of Elizabeth Grieve
Broadview SK courtesy of Elizabeth Grieve
 Bromhead SK
 Brownlee SK
 Buchanan SK
 Buchanan SK
Burr Saskatchewan
This picture was submitted by Shelley Wilton This picture was taken in 1987
Burr SK ca 1935
 Cabri SK
 Cadillac SK
 Canora SK
 Canora SK
 Canora SK
 Carrot River SK
 Carrot River SK
 Carrot River SK
 Chamberlain SK
 Clair SK
 Codette SK
 Coleville SK
 Conquest B SK
 This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
Coronach SK
 Coronach SK
 Craik SK
 D'Arcy SK
 Darcy SK
 This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
  Darcy SK
 This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Dafoe SK
  Davidson SK
  Davidson SK
  Davidson SK
  Davidson SK
 Davidson SK
 Delmas SK
 Denzil SK
 Denzil SK
 Denzil SK
  This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Dunsmore SK
 East of Wadena SK
 Eatonia SK
 Elbow SK
 Eldersley SK
 Elrose SK
 Englefeld SK
 Englefeld SK
Englefeld SK courtesy of Elizabeth Grieve
 Esterhazy SK Flour Mill
 Eston SK
 Eston SK
 Eyebrow SK
 Farm Alida SK
 Farm in SK
 Farm near Girvin SK
 Farm (Blais Farms) west of Delmas SK
 Farm in SK
 Farm Foam Lake SK
 Farm Guernsey SK
 Feudau SK
 This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Fiske SK
 Fleming SK
Fleming SK
Fleming SKThis picture was submitted by Ian Mathers. Ian had the following to say about this elevator.
"I almost drove past it when I realized that it was very different than any others you see on the prairies.  It is smaller than most and the roof and cupola is out-of-the-ordinary.
 The town is named after Sir Sanford Fleming of the CPR (the inventor of the 24 time zones) and I believe the elevator was built in 1895 or 1896."
Fleming SK
This picture was submitted by Ian Mathers
Fleming SK. This is the first Grain Elevator built in Saskatchewan
 Foam Lake SK courtesy of Elizabeth Grieve
 Fox Valley SK
 This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Frances SK
 Frontier SK
 This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Girwin Farm SK
 Glenavon SK
Goodeve SK
Gorlitz SK courtesy of Elizabeth Grieve
 Grenfell SK
Grenfell SK courtesy of Elizabeth Grieve
Grenfell SK courtesy of Elizabeth Grieve
Gull Lake courtesy of Elizabeth Grieve
Harris SK courtesy of Elizabeth Grieve
 Hearts Hill SK
 This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Hudson Bay SK
 Humboldt SK
Humboldt, Saskatchewan
This picture was submitted by Shelley Wilton This picture was taken in 1987
Humboldt, Saskatchewan
This picture was submitted by Shelley Wilton This picture was taken in 1987
 Hyas SK
 Indian Head SK
 Indian Head SK
 Indian Head SK
 Invermay SK
 Ituna SK
 Kamsack SK
 Kamsack SK
 Kamsack SK
 Kelliher SK
Kelliher SK courtesy of Elizabeth Grieve
 Kelvington SK
 Kelvington SK
 Kenaston SK
 Kenaston SK
 Kenaston SK
 Kincaid SK
 Kindersley SK
 Kinistino SK
 Kinley Farm SK
 Kipling Farm SK
 Kipling Farm SK
 Kyle SK
 This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Kuroki SK
 Kuroki SK
 Laird SK  Taken in 1981 and no longer standing
This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Laird SK  Taken in 1981 and no longer standing
 This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Laird SK  Taken in 1981 and no longer standing
 This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Laird SK  Taken in 1981 and no longer standing
 This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 LaPorte SK
 Lake Alma SK
 Lampman SK
 Landis SK
 Landis SK
 Lang SK
 Langenburg SK
 Lanigan SK courtesy of Elizabeth Grieve
 Lashburn SK
 Leader SK
Leader SK
This picture was taken and submitted on July 13, 2014 by Wayne Parsons
Simi Valley, CA and all commercial rights are reserved to him
 Lemberg SK
 Lepine SK
 This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
Lepine SK
This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Lepine SK
 This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Leney SK
 This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Leroy, Saskatchewan
 This picture was submitted by Shelley Wilton This picture was taken in 1987
 Limerick SK
 Limerick SK
 Loreburn SK
 Luseland SK
 Luseland SK
 This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Macnutt SK
 Macnutt SK
 Major SK
 Marengo SK
 Margo SK
 Margo SK
 Marsden SK
This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB It was taken Jul 2010 
and is still standing as far as he knows.
 Marshall SK
 Meacham SK
 Melfort SK
 Melville SK
Mikado SK
This picture was submitted by Joan Pletschet Carlson
Her grandparents Todor and Stephania Puteria farmed near Mikado and her Uncle Sam owned the general store in 
Mikado for several years. This elevator no longer standing.
 Milden SK
Mildren SK courtesy of Elizabeth Grieve
 Milestone SK
Moose Jaw SK courtesy of Elizabeth Grieve
 Moosomin SK
 Moosomin SK
Morde SK courtesy of Elizabeth Grieve
 Naicam SK
 Near Balgonie SK
 Nipawin Codette SK
Nokomis SK courtesy of Elizabeth Grieve
 Norquay SK
 Nut Mountain SK
 Odessa SK
 Outram SK
 Pelly SK
 Pennant SK
Percival Sask_1972
This picture was submitted by Frank. He took the picture in 1972 on a return trip to Toronto
 Perdue SK
 Peterson SK
 Plato SK
 Ponteix SK
 Portreeve SK
 Preeceville SK
 Primate SK
 Punnichy SK
 Rama SK
 Raymore SK
Redford SK
 Redvers SK
 Redvers SK
 Richlea SK
 Riverhurst SK
This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Rocanville SK 
 Rockglen SK Train station and elevators in the background
 Rockglen SK
 Rose Valley SK
 Rosetown SK
Rosetown, SK courtesy of Elizabeth Grieve
 Near Rosetown, SK
 This picture was submitted by Wayne Kuzek, Vancouver, BC
 Rosthern SK
 Rosthern SK
 Rouleau SK
 Runnymede SK
 Runnymede SK
 Rutland SK on a farm
 Rutland SK on a farm
Rush Lake SK courtesy of Elizabeth Grieve
Saltcoats SK courtesy of Elizabeth Grieve
Saltcoats SK.  This postcard dates from the first decade of the 20th century
and was submitted by Rob Liddle, London, UK
 
 He had the following to say about this postcard. 
"I would guess, the first decade of the 20th Century. It's from a postcard that has just come
to light sent to my great grandmother in England from her cousin who had migrated in 1898."
 Salvador SK
 Salvador Farm SK is on a farm east of Salvador
This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Semans SK
 
 Shellbrook SK
 This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 
 Shellbrook SK
 This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 
 Shellbrook SK
 This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Sintaluta SK
 Sintaluta SK
 Sovereign SK
 Spalding SK
 Springside SK
Spring Valley SK
 This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Spring Valley SK
 This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 St Gregor SK
 Star City SK
 Stoughton SK
 Stoughton SK
 Sturgis SK
 Superb SK
 Tessier SK
 This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Theodore SK
 Torquay SK
 
 Tramping Lake SK
  This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Tribune SK
Tuffnell SK courtesy of Elizabeth Grieve
 Tuxford SK
The following 7 pictures of the grain elevators of Tuxfors SK were submitted
by Bob Bell, Oshawa, Ontario. More of his railway and grain elevators can be seen at
http://rgbell.blogspot.ca/2012/07/moose-jaw-3-of-3-trains-trains-trains.html
 
 Tuxford SK
 Tuxford SK
 Tuxford SK
 Tuxford SK
 Tuxford SK
 Tuxford SK
Tuxford SK
 Unity SK
 Val Marie's original elevator following removal in 2013 of the annex and major repairs 
in 2014 including replacing siding, a new shingle roof, and painting. 
 This picture was taken and submitted on July 13, 2014 by Wayne Parsons
Simi Valley, CA and all commercial rights are reserved to him
 Valor SK
Veregrin SK
 Verigin SK
Vonda SK
This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp St. Albert, AB
 Wadena SK
 Wadena SK
 Wakaw SK
 Wakaw SK
 Wakaw SK
 Waldron SK
 Waseca SK
 Waseca SK
 Watrous SK
 Watson SK
Watson SK courtesy of Elizabeth Grieve
 Wauchope SK
 Weekes SK
 West of Clair SK
 West of Humbolt SK
 West of Kuroki SK
 West of Lashburn SK
 West of St Gregor SK
White Bear SK
This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp, St. Albert, AB
White Bear SK
This picture was submitted by Dale Redekopp, St. Albert, AB
 Whitewood SK
 Whitewood SK
Whitewood SK courtesy of Elizabeth Grieve
 Wilcox SK
 Wilkie SK
 Wilkie SK
 Wolseley SK
 Wolseley SK
 Wolseley SK
 Wood Mountain SK
 Woodrow SK
 Wroxton SK
 Wroxton SK
 Yellowgrass SK
 Yorkton SK
 Young SK


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