Three Hills

Grain elevators in Three Hills, AB, June 2018. Contributed by Steve Boyko.
Grain elevators in Three Hills, AB, June 2018. Contributed by Steve Boyko.

There are two grain elevators remaining in Three Hills, Alberta, as well as a fertilizer elevator. One is a large ex Alberta Wheat Pool elevator and the other is an ex Parrish and Heimbecker elevator and feed mill.

These elevators in Three Hills are unusual in that they are on opposite sides of the rail line (the CN Three Hills subdivision). Most towns have all elevators on the same side of the track.

Three Hills grain elevators, June 2014. Contributed by Bill Jex.
Three Hills grain elevators, June 2014. Contributed by Bill Jex.

Alberta Wheat Pool

Ex Alberta Wheat Pool grain elevator in Three Hills, AB, June 2018. Contributed by Steve Boyko.
Ex Alberta Wheat Pool grain elevator in Three Hills, AB, June 2018. Contributed by Steve Boyko.

This large composite grain elevator was built in 1967. It features a central elevator with integrated annexes on either side. It was purchased by a private owner in 2002 and still features the Pool logo.

Ex AWP grain elevator in Three Hills, AB. Contributed by Marilee Manz.
Ex AWP grain elevator in Three Hills, AB. Contributed by Marilee Manz.

Parrish and Heimbecker

Ex Parrish and Heimbecker grain elevator in Three Hills, AB, June 2018. Contributed by Steve Boyko.
Ex Parrish and Heimbecker grain elevator in Three Hills, AB, June 2018. Contributed by Steve Boyko.

There is an ex Parrish and Heimbecker grain elevator in Three Hills, part of a complex labelled “County Grain and Feed Mill”. The elevator itself is a small wooden elevator with a large wooden annex. Several aluminum clad buildings are attached to the elevator as part of the feed mill.

Three Hills grain elevators, June 2014. Contributed by Bill Jex.
Three Hills grain elevators, June 2014. Contributed by Bill Jex.

Fertilizer Elevator

Likely fertilizer elevator in Three Hills, AB, June 2018. Contributed by Steve Boyko.
Likely fertilizer elevator in Three Hills, AB, June 2018. Contributed by Steve Boyko.

This elevator was likely an Elephant brand fertilizer elevator. It has new siding and is part of a complex entitled Agrium Kneehill Soil Services Ltd.

Grain elevators in Three Hills, AB. Contributed by Marilee Manz.
Grain elevators in Three Hills, AB. Contributed by Marilee Manz.

Cargill Equity

Cargill Equity elevator near Three Hills, AB, June 2014. Contributed by Bill Jex.
Cargill Equity elevator near Three Hills, AB, June 2014. Contributed by Bill Jex.

There is a Cargill Equity grain elevator complex just north of Three Hills, near Trochu, featuring a steel central elevator and many steel bins.

Large grain elevator outside Three Hills, Alberta, July 2021. Contributed by Jeff Whyte.
Large grain elevator outside Three Hills, Alberta, July 2021. Contributed by Jeff Whyte.

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