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The grain elevators of Kansas

Sep 08, 2020 at 10:11 AM CST

They’re called “skyscrapers of the prairie,” and we see them every day. But how many of us know their history and how they work? Before elevators, those moving grains such as wheat, corn, rye, soybeans and milo stored and hauled them around in sacks, bins or, for smaller quantities, in bulk.