Pioneer Elevator - Nanton, Alberta
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 50° 20.864 W 113° 46.141
12U E 303001 N 5580960
Quick Description: Nanton, a hop, skip and a jump south of Calgary has either two or three elevators remaining, depending on how they're counted.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 2/1/2013 11:01:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMG9F7
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member lenron
Views: 6

Long Description:
It one could count the nearby Alberta Wheat Pool twins as two, then it could be said that Nanton has managed to cling to three elevators, as there's also this Pioneer elevator still standing here.

If you've ever wondered how Pioneer elevators came to be coloured that bright orange and yellow that they wear, here's how:
"A distinctive feature of Pioneer’s modern elevator facilities is their orange and yellow colour scheme. This colour choice was the contribution of Mrs. Pat Cruikshank, a former architect and the wife of the company’s engineer, Claude C. Cruikshank. When the new colour scheme was first tried on a single elevator in 1962, it was an immediate success and was quickly adopted throughout the line."

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Currently used as a grain elevator: yes

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