Vanishing Sentinels: Saskatchewan

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

Check out my main website at:

Please feel free to

sign my guestbook!

To Email Jim For More Information
Email: vanishingsentinels@gmail.commailto:vanishingsentinels@gmail.comshapeimage_11_link_0

Eastern Saskatchewan Elevators Photographed


Check out this site of historic

Saskatchewan Elevators on

As of April 4, 2017 

Saskatchewan has

513 known Grain facilities.

435 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


Check out The Vanishing Sentinels Facebook Page

For More Elevator Photos and Other Updates!

Vanishing Sentinels New 1910-2017

Rail and Elevator Maps Are


For more click here.

Myself and Donna Taggert were showcased on

CTV Calgary’s News Program” Inspired with Darrel Janz” on

Wednesday, September 10th on the 6 PM news.

We did an interview on the grain elevator project!

As of June 3, 2015 I have set up a Go Fund Me page

To help me finish the work on

Vanishing Sentinels Volume IV:

The Remaining Grain Elevators of Manitoba.

If you’d like to donate, please go to the link below.

Thank you for your support!

Prairie icons in danger of extinction

Efforts needed to preserve remaining grain elevators

Here is an excellent article from the Winnipeg Free Press on

The Remaining Prairie Grain Elevators!

Elevator Fire Alert!

Another fire in Saskatchewan has burned down!

Thrasher’s Sask Pool elevator burned down in the morning of

April 4, 2017!!!

Heart breaking news from White Bear Saskatchewan.

The famous Pioneer elevator with the leaning annex was destroyed by fire on

June 2, 2017 after the elevator was stuck by lightning. I guess the universe decided to give the old girl a Viking Funeral. It will be missed!

Left & Center Photos by Jim A Pearson - Right by Jim Baumann