Long standing elevator demolished

On October 24 Equity Co-Op’s old elevator, which had become a landmark in Baker, came crashing down. The demolition was caught on camera by Pat Harrison.

 

 

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Posted Friday, November 1, 2013

On October 24 Equity Co-Op’s old elevator, which had become a landmark in Baker, came crashing down. The demolition was caught on camera by Pat Harrison.

Reprinted from the Nov. 25, 1954

Fallon County Times

Fallon County residents are more or less oil minded and this state of mind is not new or novel as oil has held the spotlight here for many years but when it comes to Thanksgiving time it seems sort of natural to think in terms of wheat and meat.

This thought was emphasized this week when the Baker Farmers Elevator did a moving job of their elevator across a railroad track to a new location. The skidding of oil rigs has become an accepted practice but to our knowledge this is a first in the line of moving an elevator. The elevator was dilapidate and to say the least, ungainly structure.

It was accomplished in record time by E. W. Chase, contactors of Fairview. Work was started Friday and completed by Saturday night, Nov. 20.

A new structure has been started on the lot vacated buy the moving job which will give an added storing capacity of 50,000 bushels. In addition to the storage facilities office quarter will be added. The building will be of frame structure over 100 feet high. Contractors are Jacobson construction Company of Ray, ND.

Roy McClain is manager of the elevator company which is owned by 140 farmers of the territory.

      



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