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The Prairie Sentinels...

... are disappearing quickly from the Prairie landscape


SWP SC

Sask Wheat Pool Elevator  - South Railway St E - Swift Current
(Photo taken 2002 June 16)
~~This Sask Wheat Pool elevator was torn down
a couple months after this photo was taken
and sadly, it was the only photo I ever took of
this proud Prairie Sentinel... too little, too late!!!~~

The grain elevators standing so tall and proud ...
 ...many small Prairie Towns used to have 5 or 6.
Now even the larger towns do not have any. 
All in the name of progress, they are quickly disappearing
 from the Prairiescapes and being replaced
 by the bigger, much more impersonal grain terminals.

You used to know what town you were driving through
just by looking at the name proudly displayed on
each of the town's local grain elevators.

Now you drive through the towns, not even paying the slightest attention...

I still LOVE seeing the few remaining grain elevators
still dotting the sky line as you drive by or through the small Prairie towns
and find myself wondering how long I will see their welcoming peaks...




Ponteix Elevator
Sask Wheat Pool Elevator - Ponteix (Sk) 
(Photo taken 2003 July 19)

Ponteix Elevator
Sask Wheat Pool Elevator - Ponteix (Sk) 
(Photo taken 2003 July 19)

Ponteix elevator
Grain Elevator - Ponteix (Sk) 
View from the "Lady of the Fields" Shrine
(Photo taken 2003 July 19)

Kyle Elevator
Grain Elevator - Kyle (Sk) 
(Photo taken 2003 March 16)

Elevator Kyle
Grain Elevator - Kyle (Sk) 
(Photo taken 2003 March 16)

Hazlet Elevator
Sask Wheat Pool Elevator - Hazlet (Sk) 
(Photo taken 2003 October 13)

Hazlet Elevators
Grain Elevators - Hazlet (Sk) 
(Photo taken 2003 October 13)

Gull Lake Elevator
Pioneer Grain Elevator - Gull Lake (Sk) 
(Photo taken 2003 June 19)

Morse Elevator
Pioneer Grain Elevator - Morse  (Sk) 
(Photo taken 2003 September 20)

Morse Elevator
Pioneer Grain Elevator - Morse  (Sk) 
(Photo taken 2003 September 20 - with me facing south)

Morse Elevator
Pioneer Grain Elevator - Morse  (Sk) 
(Photo taken 2003 September 20 - with me facing north)



Mortlach Elevators
Paterson Grain Elevators - Mortlach  (Sk) 
(Photo taken 2003 February 02)

Mortlach Elevator
Sask Wheat Pool Elevator - Mortlach  (Sk) 
(Photo taken 2003 February 02)

Thrasher Elevator
Sask Wheat Pool Elevator - Thrasher (Sk) 
(Photo taken 2003 February 25)

Thrasher Elevator
Sask Wheat Pool Elevator - Thrasher (Sk) 
(Photo taken 2003 February 25)


These Prairie Sentinels are being replaced by the bigger Grain Terminals
 that are beginning to take over the landscape...

Reedl Lake Terminal
Reed Lake Grain Terminal (between Herbert & Morse, Sk) 
(Photo taken 2003 December 01)

Pioneer Grain Term SC
Pioneer Grain Terminal - Swift Current (Sk) 
(Photo taken 2003 July 13)

Paterson Grain Term SC
Paterson Grain Terminal - Swift Current (Sk) 
(Photo taken 2003 November 16)




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