Transportation And Architecture: Grain Elevators Of The West

Grain elevators give definition to the endless stretches of open space of the West and Middle West. These sentinels on the prairie define towns and communities along the rail lines that established the settlement of the American frontier. Storage of wheat, barley, oats, and other grains is essential to farm communities across the land. Take a look at these cathedrals of the Great Plains in this gallery of images of grain elevators.