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PHOTOS: Grain elevator moves down Manitoba back roads to museum

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A grain elevator is moved from a farm south of Winkler, Man., to the Pembina Threshermen's Museum on Thursday. Courtesy of Mary Fehr / Global News

WINNIPEG – A piece of history moved along rural Manitoba back roads Thursday as a grain elevator was moved from a family farm to the Pembina Threshermen’s Museum.

The iconic wooden grain elevator that once dotted the Canadian Prairie countryside is slowly vanishing, but the elevator from George G. Elias’s farm near Haskett, Man., will get a second life at the museum west of Winkler. Mary Fehr shared these photos of the 15-kilometre move with Global Winnipeg.

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A grain elevator is moved from a farm south of Winkler, Man., to the Pembina Threshermen's Museum on Thursday. Courtesy of Mary Fehr / Global News
grain elevator Pembina Threshermen's Museum
Manitoba Hydro workers cut power lines so a grain elevator can be moved along a Manitoba road. Courtesy of Mary Fehr / Global News
grain elevator Pembina Threshermen's Museum
A grain elevator is moved from a farm south of Winkler, Man., to the Pembina Threshermen's Museum on Thursday. Courtesy of Mary Fehr / Global News
grain elevator Pembina Threshermen's Museum
A grain elevator is moved from a farm south of Winkler, Man., to the Pembina Threshermen's Museum on Thursday. Courtesy of Mary Fehr / Global News
A grain elevator is moved from a farm south of Winkler, Man., to the Pembina Threshermen's Museum on Thursday.
A grain elevator is moved from a farm south of Winkler, Man., to the Pembina Threshermen's Museum on Thursday. Courtesy of Mary Fehr / Global News
A grain elevator is moved from a farm south of Winkler, Man., to the Pembina Threshermen's Museum on Thursday.
A grain elevator is moved from a farm south of Winkler, Man., to the Pembina Threshermen's Museum on Thursday. Courtesy of Mary Fehr / Global News
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A grain elevator is moved from a farm south of Winkler, Man., to the Pembina Threshermen's Museum on Thursday.
A grain elevator is moved from a farm south of Winkler, Man., to the Pembina Threshermen's Museum on Thursday. Courtesy of Mary Fehr / Global News
A grain elevator is moved from a farm south of Winkler, Man., to the Pembina Threshermen's Museum on Thursday.
A grain elevator is moved from a farm south of Winkler, Man., to the Pembina Threshermen's Museum on Thursday. Courtesy of Mary Fehr / Global News

The Pembina Threshermen’s Museum, located west of Winkler, boasts more than a dozen historical rural Manitoba buildings, including a home built in 1878, and antique farm equipment. It offers a look into Manitoba’s agricultural history and the Mennonite heritage in the area.

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