We were surprised to find an elevator still standing at Avonlea on our travels south of Regina this past June (2012). I searched online for Avonlea and found a great historical site about this small town and area. I would highly recommend going to it by clicking here. After reading the history of the town and area, click on Gallery and view the old photos and videos as well as listen to audio recordings of some pioneers. I once again gained an appreciation for the hardships the first Europeans endured in order to begin life there. There were up to four elevators in Avonlea at one time! Now only one remains.