Last elevator in Pense falls

The last remaining elevator in Pense, Sask. was demolished May 3 by Adair’s Demolition.

It was owned by Viterra, officially closed in 2001 and then used for storage until last year.

At one time the community had six elevators, beginning with the first built in 1892.

This one had actually been moved down the track to its present location in the 1980s and had become a favourite for storm chasers as a backdrop for clouds and lightning strikes.

Moments before the end. | Karen Briere photo
At one time the community had six elevators, the first built in 1892. | Karen Briere photo
A large lightning bolt strikes close to Pense, Sask., in July 2011. “I refer to it as the poopy-pants shot,” said photographer Greg Johnson. | Greg Johnson photo

 

 

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