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Inglis, Manitoba — The Canadian Prairies
 

Inglis Grain Elevators

 
 
Inglis Grain Elevators Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 21, 2008
1. Inglis Grain Elevators Marker
Inscription. This impressive grouping of five standard-plan wooden grain elevators is a rare survivor of the long rows that once dominated Prairie towns. The row was built between 1922 and 1941, Manitoba's golden age of elevators, by a cross-section of grain-handling firms, including cooperatives and large companies backed by Canadian and American investors. Located in a town typical of many that dot the West, these slope-shouldered sentinels are surrounded by their outbuildings, rail line and fields of grain. They stand as powerful symbols of the Prairie landscape and lifestyle.

Les Élévateurs à Grains D’Inglis
Cette impressionnante rangée comprenant cinq élévateurs à grains en bois de modèle standard demeure une rare survivant des longues files so fréquentes autrefois dans les Prairies. Elle fut érigée entre 1922 et 1941 durant l’âge d’or de ces structures dont la construction était asurée par diverses enterprises d’intérêts canadiens et américains, incluant des coopératives. Situées dans une ville semblable à celles qui ponctuent l’Ouest du pays, ces sentinelles, flanquées d’annexes, de rails et de champs de céréales, restent de puissants symboles du paysage et de la manière du style de vivre dans les Prairies.
 
Erected 2000 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location.
Inglis Grain Elevators Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 21, 2008
2. Inglis Grain Elevators Marker
50° 56.705′ N, 101° 14.934′ W. Marker is in Inglis, Manitoba. Marker is on Railway Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Inglis, Manitoba R0J 0X0, Canada.
 
Also see . . .  Five Prairie Giants: Inglis Grain Elevators National Historic Site. (Submitted on June 23, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAgricultureIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Row of Grain Elevators image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 21, 2008
3. Row of Grain Elevators
Northern Elevator image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 21, 2008
4. Northern Elevator
United Grain Growers Elevators image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 21, 2008
5. United Grain Growers Elevators
Grain Elevators Office image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 21, 2008
6. Grain Elevators Office
Interior of Elevators Office image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 21, 2008
7. Interior of Elevators Office
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,701 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 22, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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