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In the small Manitoba town of Clearwater, a hundred-year-old grain elevator has recently been put back into operation by the Stewarts, a local farming family.

Long considered hoary old icons of bygone days, these buildings are rarely thought of as relevant to 21st-century agriculture. Their ingenious and enduring construction, however, allows at least some of them to continue shouldering their traditional heavy load of grain crops and rural pride.