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Winning the Prairie Gamble


Grain Elevator -
A New Lease on Life for a Prairie Gem

October 2013 - The Western Development Museum Heritage Farm & Village is thrilled to announce the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool elevator has been repaired and painted.

Prairie wind, rain, sun and snow had faded, blistered and peeled its paint over time. The price of elevator paint has rised dramatically from the $4 per gallon paid in 1928. With the proceeds from the 2013 Great Escapes Raffle and a generous donation from Maureen Campbell, the WDM was able to give the elevator a new lease on life with a much-needed exterior paint job. Thanks to an endowment fund set up by Edwin Wells, the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool elevator will continue to stand at the WDM as a beacon for years to come.

Painting was done by Robert Stemberger of FS Painting Ltd., of Mundare, AB.

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