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Elevator X: 1941

Elevator X: 1941

August 1941. "Great Northern grain elevator. Superior, Wisconsin." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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During WWII, grain elevator "X" exploded and burned. It was initially thought to be sabotage, but this didn't prove to be the case. After the war it was replaced with a concrete structure of the same name, still in operation.

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