Thursday, 1 December 2016

On October 25, 1925, Jim Pratt delivered the first load and Leonard Westerlund delivered the second load of grain to the newly constructed Esther AWP Elevator. Jim was 21 and Leonard was 15. On June 29, 1979 Leonard hauled the last load of grain to the Esther Elevator and in July of 1979 the last grain train passed through Esther. Still standing the Esther Elevator is one of the few remaining representatives of the original elevator design which had become symbolic of prairie agriculture.


  1. Esther, Alberta is my hometown. I lived there for 54 years.

  2. Popular spot with the photography set.

  3. Very cool Ron! One I'd like to see someday.


Olive Parks, my Mom, she was about 3 or 4 in this photo. It would have been taken at my Grandparents farm south of Esther in the Hudson He...