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Rix

2/9/2010 6:44:57 PM
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Historic Fleming Elevator Burns...

What has been called the oldest elevator on the prairies has been destroyed in a fire which has been declared suspicious by Moosomin RCMP.  
 
Fleming's skyline is changed forever....  
 
(The pictures posted to the right were taken late this afternoon....)

Tagged as: Fleming,  Saskatchewan,  Elevator,  Fire
 
 
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OILK

2/9/2010 7:42:12 PM
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morons have no respect

It was the Fleming elevator in the scene on the back of the old $1 dollar bill.

2.1

2/9/2010 8:12:15 PM
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Interesting

  
OILK said "It was the Fleming elevator in the scene on the back of the old $1 dollar bill. "

Seems to me that I've heard that before, except the town I heard was Cromer, no corroborating evidence though.

2.1

2/9/2010 8:17:53 PM
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Interesting read

2.1

2/9/2010 8:43:37 PM
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Apparently

Terry9366

2/9/2010 10:05:26 PM
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According to Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan

In 1916, Fleming reached its peak population of 310. In 1954, a view of the town appeared on the back of the Canadian $1 bill-a quintessential vista of a small prairie town that would be familiar to Canadians for years.

mrchristian

2/10/2010 1:44:10 AM
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Sad News

Unlike an arena or shops you'll never replace taht.

Damage Inc.

2/10/2010 6:52:37 AM
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Too

bad, the Manitoba prairie landscape has been change forever.  
 
On the up side, nice job on the reporting Rix.

Roger

2/10/2010 8:14:36 AM
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Just to let you know

  
Damage Inc. said "bad, the Manitoba prairie landscape has been change forever.  
 
On the up side, nice job on the reporting Rix. "

Fleming is in Saskatchewan.  
But your right Manitoba prairie landscape has been changing every year with every loss of an old barn that occurs.  

Cy Longman

2/10/2010 8:20:25 AM
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Sad to see

Sad to see that landmark go...we always knew it as the elevator on the old dollar bill. They were just finishing up a restoration on it as well.

Damage Inc.

2/10/2010 8:20:38 AM
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Sorry...

too early in the morning, not quite awake yet.

Rix

2/10/2010 11:17:24 AM
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Thanks...

  
Damage Inc. said "bad, the Manitoba prairie landscape has been change forever.  
 
On the up side, nice job on the reporting Rix. "

Fleming is just 5km west of the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border. I've passed by often and admired the old elevator.  
 
I had to go and see what had happened to it, and take some pictures. It was a shock to drive by and see nothing but ash, twisted metal, and charred concrete.  
 
The snow was melted all the way to the railroad tracks....  
 

OILK

2/10/2010 3:38:48 PM
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Can't be Cromer

  
hotgrandpa said "
  
OILK said "It was the Fleming elevator in the scene on the back of the old $1 dollar bill. "

Seems to me that I've heard that before, except the town I heard was Cromer, no corroborating evidence though. "

Cromer is in a valley, the picture on the back of the dollar bill shows level open prairie.

CL

2/10/2010 4:24:11 PM
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It's a shame to see that prairie icon long lost. For me, I'm really scrambling wanting to take photos of prairie icons, and quite often, they're gone by the time I have the time to take a photo! Grain elevators, historical buildings (like in Austin), and whatnot.. it's sad

2.1

2/12/2010 1:57:08 PM
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mmm

  
OILK said "
  
hotgrandpa said "
  
OILK said "It was the Fleming elevator in the scene on the back of the old $1 dollar bill. "

Seems to me that I've heard that before, except the town I heard was Cromer, no corroborating evidence though. "

Cromer is in a valley, the picture on the back of the dollar bill shows level open prairie. "

Yeah, that's just something I had heard over the years, but it sounds like other towns have made the claim as well.  
This is a letter I just received from the BOC, this curator of their museum was kind enough to respond very quickly and you can see, it still remains a bit of a mystery: I'm going to make a trek to Fleming to see if I can dig up anything.  
 
 
 
 
 
In response to your inquiry, the question on the location of the scene depicted on the back of the 1954 1-dollar note has often been asked, and sadly we always have the same answer to give: it is not known where exactly the image was taken. When the Bank of Canada was in the process of designing the 1954 series of notes, it selected images of scenes that showed the diversity of Canada’s landscape and that represented the different parts of the country. Sorting through hundreds of images from several sources, the Bank selected a handful of images, including the one attached that was used for the back of the 1-dollar note. Unfortunately there was no information accompanying the image identifying neither its source, nor the photographer who took the image. For that we are unable to conclude when and where the image was taken. We call upon the citizens of Canada to find the location for us. I hope this information is useful to you.  
 
Sincerely,  
David Bergeron  
---------L. David Bergeron, M.A.Curator/ ConservateurNational Currency Collection - Bank of Canada/Collection nationale de monnaies - Banque du CanadaTel: 613 782-8146Fax: 613 782-7747  
www.currencymuseum.cawww.museedelamonnaie.ca


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