Preserving the ‘Prairie skyline’

At one time, 48 grain elevators stood on the CP rail line from Stirling to Manyberries. Only seven of them remain.

As such, a pair of southern Albertans have their sights set on preserving an aging artifact once known as an iconic part of the “Prairie skyline.”

Jason Sailer and Cody Kapcsos are part of the Southern Alberta Grain Elevator Society (SAGES) – a group whose goal is to save and restore the nearly 90-year-old Ogilvie grain elevator located in the hamlet of Wrentham, about 60 kilometres southeast of Lethbridge.

They want to move the elevator to the Galt Historic Railway Park just north of Stirling, about 30 kilometres away, within the next year and a half.

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