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Oct
08

Day 4 of a 365-Day Portrait of Canada: The oldest grain elevator in Canada on its original site, at night, in Fleming, Saskatchewan

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The town of Fleming developed into a service centre for the surrounding mixed farming district, and Saskatchewan’s oldest surviving grain elevator was built there in 1895. In 1916, Fleming reached its peak population of 310. In 1954, a view of the town appeared on the back of the Canadian $1 bill-a quintessential vista of a small prairie town that would be familiar to Canadians for years.

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