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Nanton’s preserved grain elevators at the Canadian Grain Elevator Discovery Centre was the site of AGES’ 12th annual general meeting.

Saving Alberta’s farming icons

Grain elevator enthusiasts promote history, preservation of historic structures

The key to saving the 100 or so country grain elevators still standing in Alberta is preserving their stories, says Hans Huizinga, a heritage restoration consultant. “The elevators themselves are no good without the stories,” said Huizinga, noting the Prairie sentinels and their operators generated countless tales of pioneer living and commerce. “You can have […] Read more