|About Us - An Introduction
Grain has been the most significant
social, economic and political force on the Canadian Prairies
for much of the last century and a half. Even focusing
only on transportation and handling, the grain story is
too vast and complex to be covered fully in any exhibit
such as this.
This exhibit gives its user only a
notion of the sometimes painful evolution in grain transportation
and handling. This evolution occurred as the prairie
grain moved from a subsistence product to a dominant
export crop, and then increasingly to being only a part
of a diversified agricultural sector. It has involved
fundamental changes in technology and the institutional
environment that we have captured in pictures and text.