Friday, 26 October 2012

Symbol of Saskatchewan

The prairie elevator is surely the landmark most symbolic of Saskatchewan.  Born out of the necessity for a more efficient grain-handling system, they followed the building of the railroad and were first constructed by large grain handling companies.  But prairie farmers, not willing to be exploited, rallied and organized a cooperative marketing venture known as the “Saskatchewan Wheat Pool”.  Their elevators soon dotted the landscape – proud beacons of hope and optimism.

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