Sunday, September 05, 2010

Wakaw, Saskatchewan

I'm not sure any more if this grain elevator still stands. Perhaps someone from the area could let me know. In any case I've given the original photo a different look to show the colours and lines of these massive structures. Click on the title to go to Wakaw's web page. The story of the origin of Wakaw is of interest.
The history of prairie grain elevators is also interesting. Click here to find a great overview of grain elevators in western Canada. They do a nice job of describing the reason for the shape of grain elevators and how modern design is changing grain elevators.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes this elevator still stands. It is privately owned and operated. The annex and the old plant isn't used, but the main house still ships cars from time to time. These old elevators are a pretty cool machine to run.