Grain elevators played a critical role in grade trade history. For a century and a half, farmers have been bringing their grain to elevators to be shipped by rail out of their communities to market. Here is some trivia about some Manitoba grain elevators.
Grain elevators were an important representation of the Canadian prairies from the beginning of their settlement.
The town of Fleming, Saskatchewan experienced a great loss when its historic grain elevator burned down on 9 February 2010. The community had worked hard to raise money for its preservation as a local treasure and tourist attraction and was planning a grand reopening celebration.