15 – A Prairie Cathedral

Standing tall just down the street from the school I am teaching at this year, the Kinuso grain elevator is truly an artifact of Canadian history.  For over 50 years trains and trucks stopped in Kinuso to transport grain that farmers from all over the region brought to the tall wooden structure to be sorted and loaded.  When I arrived in town for the first time, it immediately caught my attention, and I knew it was something special.  The curator of the Kinosayo Museum in the area secured the grain elevator’s lease in recent years, ultimately saving the structure from certain destruction on this piece of land still owned by CN Railway.  This is the ONLY grain elevator that still bears the United Grain Growers (UGG) lettering.

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Links:

Kinuso Landmark Gets A New Lease On Life

Chapter 5 – The Fall of the Prairie Sentinels

National Post – Preserving Prairie Cathedrals

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