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Grain Elevators

Beacons on the Prairies

photographs by Chris Attrell

text by Christine Hanlon

Publisher
MacIntyre Purcell Publishing Inc.
Initial publish date
Sep 2021
Category
General, Essays, General, General
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781772761597
    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
    List Price
    $29.95

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Description

Rising above the landscape, the grain elevator heralds a time when wheat was king across the West. At their zenith, 5,758 of these prairie giants defined the economy and skyline of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. While many still stand, every year their numbers dwindle. Sometimes these towering signposts are all that is left of a town or hamlet once built around them. In this stunning photo collection, award-winning photographer Chris Attrell captures the haunting presence of those that remain to stand guard over an ever-changing agrarian lifestyle.

About the authors

Chris Attrell is the author of the bestselling book, Forgotten Saskatchewan, the most popular photo book in Canada for 2019. His work has been featured in the National Post, Galleries West Magazine, The Weather Network, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Regina Leader-Post, Calgary Herald, Fine Lifestyles Magazine, Prairie Post and CBC Saskatchewan. Exhibits of his work have been shown in galleries across the Prairies.

Chris Attrell's profile page

Christine Hanlon has a passion for food, people, and their stories. Her newest book captures the essence of the province's rich culinary traditions, melding recipes, and photographs. The co-author of The Manitoba Book of Everything spent many years penning articles for local and national magazines, on anything from homebuilding to restaurants. A regular judge at the Gold Medal Plates Canadian Culinary Competition, she lives in Winnipeg where she enjoys writing, entertaining, and cooking.

Christine Hanlon's profile page

Other titles by Chris Attrell

Other titles by Christine Hanlon