Vanishing Sentinels: Saskatchewan

The Manitoba Volume IV is NOW AVAILABLE!

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for more information!

I would also to announce my friend

and fellow photographer

Johnnie Bachusky’s new website

which celebrates Canada’s Ghost Towns.

Check it out at:

This private project is another work in progress, and this web site is to showcase my photos of the grain elevators of Saskatchewan

and to give information on my new book,

“Vanishing Sentinels Volume II:

The Remaining Grain Elevators of Western Saskatchewan”.

At present I am working on Volume III which will detail the grain elevators or Eastern Saskatchewan!

I hope you enjoy looking at the photos I have taken since I started in September 2008, and please feel free to comment or leave information on grain elevators in your area that I may have missed in the book.

All of us have a stake in this important part of our history!

Please do not forget the Vanishing Sentinels Of The Saskatchewan Prairies!

Please feel free to email me at if you have any comments, suggestions or new elevator sightings in

Western and Eastern Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Western Saskatchewan Elevators Photographed



By Sharon Espeseth

(Barrhead, Alberta)

Elevators are landmarks

And totem poles of the past.

Prairie towns won’t be the same

Without their stately presence.

Bents, Saskatchewan (With Feudal in the distance) 2009

© 2009 Jim A Pearson

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Eastern Saskatchewan Elevators Photographed


Check out this site of historic

Saskatchewan Elevators on

As of August 10, 2018 

Saskatchewan has 505 known Grain facilities.

427 wooden elevators and annexes,

77 concrete, and 50 steel facilities.

(Not including seed cleaning or feed mills)

(Yes I did a re-count!)

Vanishing Sentinels Update!

Our new mailing address is 302 990 12 Ave SE, Drumheller, Alberta

Phone: (403) 650-6940


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For More Elevator Photos and Other Updates!

Vanishing Sentinels New 1910-2018

Rail and Elevator Maps Are


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Elevator Demolition Alert!

Three wooden elevators have lost in the last six months!
Canora Sask Pool “A” in March and
Simmie Sask Pool and Wilcox Paterson in June.

Canora Pool “A”

Simmie Pool

Wilcox Paterson

Update August 10, 2018!
The Coderre Sask Pool (Left) was demolished sometime in Mid July, while the Indian Head P&H / Paterson demolition
started on July 8, 2018!!!