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Photo of Grain Elevator
1850 to 1914 Exhibit 1914 to 1945 Exhibit 1945 to Present Exhibit
Read the Grain System Evolution Story
Prairie Networks Past & Present: Grain Transportation in Western Canada
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.

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