Inglis Grain Elevators – Inglis, Manitoba

We took a short detour off our drive to Saskatoon from Riding Mountain National Park to visit Inglis, Manitoba. Why Inglis? Because my non-prairie urban Torontonian husband is fascinated with Grain Elevators, and I’m always pretty excited about National Historic Sites, so it seemed like the perfect stop to visit along the way, it wasn’t that far off the highway, and it’s a very worthwhile piece of history. If you don’t care about grain elevators, best just skip this post, because that’s all I’m going to talk about. I took so many photos and random shots in Inglis and near the elevators, but it’s hard to decide which angle of a Grain Elevator will be particularly compelling.  I find these buildings fascinating, and still historically significant in terms of how people transported, contained, and processed part of their food. If you’re interested, Inglis has an outside walking tour guide available online where you can read through and see the different buildings and their importance. What I found quite interesting about this place, and checking their website, is that you can see the amount of restoration that this town and probably Parks Canada has put into rehabilitating these old grain elevators. I will link to the older photos for each corresponding elevator, the differences are often pretty significant. N.M.Patterson & CO Ltd.  (this is the old N.M.Paterson & Co elevator) The Paterson Elevator, at the very north end of the row, was built in 1922 by N.M. Paterson and Sons.  Paterson…

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