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Timeline

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1918

A bill of sale for a grain elevator sold by Strong & Dowler to Parrish & Heimbecker. 
The selling price was $2400.00.

Picture from 1920s.

1920

Jan 31, 1920

 

A contract to construct an elevator with bin capacity of 30,000 bushels between Canadian Northern Railways and Parrish & Heimbecker.


Cost to build $15, 183.20 which included Feed Shed, Crusher and Coal Shed.

 

Aug 1920

 

Lease of elevator site signed between The Canadian Northern Railway Co. and Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd. Annual Lease $10.00/year

 

Also a separate lease for the coal shed site was signed at this time. 

 

Annual Lease $10.00/year

 

Paying Agent was the Merchant Bank in Stettler.

 

Competition: CPR - Alta Pacific & UG Growers, CNR Home Grain

Picture from 1930s

1928

A P&H Elevator in Stettler had a fire.

 

An article in the Stettler Independent indicated a new P&H elevator was built on the CN tracks.

 

Coal Shed

 

1945

The coal shed was no longer used for coal as natural gas had come to town.

Picture from 1942.

1948

Feed mill and the first section of the feed shed were constructed.

No picture available.

1950

Feed Shed expanded.

 

Annex built.

No picture available.

1961

Present office built.

No picture available.

1988

Feed Mill closed.

Picture from 1989.

1989

Notice the color of the elevator.

In 1991, the color of the elevator changed to P&H new color "Harvest Gold".

No picture available.

2003

Jan. 3, 2003

 

Elevator closed for business.

 

Negotiations with P&H started.

2004 Elevator

2004

July 2004

 

Complex purchased from P&H.

2005 Elevator

2005

April 8, 2005

 

Meeting to determine community interest.

 

Jun 10, 2005    

 

First organizational meeting


Sept, 2005

 

Stettler P&H Elevator Preservation Society formed

 

Volunteer Activities:

 

Clean up of Elevator Complex.


Booth in the Stettler Centennial as well as floats in both Erskine and Stettler Parades.


Coal shed restoration started - shingling, repair siding.


Metal siding on the west side of the feed mill repaired.


Coffee Shop Started. Weekday mornings from 9 to 11. Volunteers served coffee and snacks.


Fall Open House


Christmas Party - attendance: 40. Vic Stuckey read cowboy poetry, Lloyd Smith sang and Harry Stuber shared his experiences with the Big Valley Elevator.

2006 Elevator

2006

May 13, 2006

Garage Sale

 

June, 2006

     

Alberta Historical Resources Foundation Matching Grant received.

 

School Tour - over 80 elementary students toured the elevator.

 

Purchase of Elevator Map of Alberta, the Vanishing Sentinels, created by Jim Pearson from Delia.

 

Volunteer Activities:

 

Coal shed painted
Display case made
Roof - West side of feedmill
Feed Mill east wall

Table at Stettler Farmer's Market

 

Summer Membership count is now at 64 with 10 Lifetime members and 54 annual members.

 

Winter Membership count is now at 75 with 11 Lifetime members. 7 early birds have paid 2007 memberships.

2007 Elevator

2007

Jan 16, 2007 Christmas Party


Apr 14 &15, 2007 Stettler Trade Show


April 20, 2007  Annual Meeting


May 12, 2007  Garage Sale


Aug 18, 2007  Special Work Bee


Nov 17, 2007  Open House


First Pick Cranes removed the old platform from the top of the feedmill, 
removed signs from the feedmill, 
removed part of the roof and wall from the feed shed and several other tasks


Feed Mill east wall
Feed Mill east roof
Feed shed walls and roof
Feed shed floor

 

School Tour -Stettler Elementary Kindergarten class toured the elevator.

 

Received generous donation from Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd. 

 

Coffee Stop - Craig Hague hosts the Coffee Stop on Tuesday, Lloyd Smith hosts the Coffee Stop on Wednesday which the bus drivers attend, Joyce and Vic Stuckey host the Coffee Stop on Thursday.

 

2008 Elevator

2008

Jan, 2008        

Casino Application approved.


Jan 18, 2008  

Christmas Party at The Club Café, 46 attended.

 

April 8, 2008    Annual Meeting

 

April 11-13, 2008

Stettler Trade Show booth

 

May 17-18, 2008

3rd Annual Garage Sale

 

Volunteer Activities:

 

Feed Mill east roof

Feed shed floor

2009 Elevator

2009

Jan 16, 2009  

Christmas Party at

Stettler Golf & Country Club


March, 2009    Charitable Status obtained


April, 2009       Annual Meeting

 

Volunteer Activities:

 

Entrance to elevator
Feed Mill drive through door

 

Community Spirit grant received.

2010 Elevator

2010

Nov, 2010

 

Kick-off of our shingle drive included an open house and Q14 Radio personality A.J. Keller broadcasting from the top of the elevator.

 

Volunteer Activities:


Roof - West side of feedmill
Feed Mill siding repaired and roof rebuilt
Shur-Gain sign restored and remounted.
Finish floor in Scale room
Install window in Feed Mill upper level
Clean grain chutes, "Weigh out scale" area and leg

 

Community Spirit grant received.

 

Applied for grant under "Community Facility Enhancement Program"

 

2011 Elevator

2011

Jan 14, 2011  

Christmas Party canceled due to storm

 

Volunteer Activities:

 

Elevator and Feed Mill roofs re-shingled

Rear Feed Mill drive through door

Tool room

Powerhouse door replaced

Sunalta office moved

2012 Elevator

2012

Christmas Party

Started Paint the Elevator campaign

Started Snack Bar

Stettler Trade Show booth

Participated in Stettler Parade

Sponsored Gary Fjellgaard concert for fund raiser

Held Pancake Breakfast in Sept.

 

Volunteer Activities:

 

Electrical upgrades

Wagon life made operational

Feed Shed wall worked on

2013 Elevator

2013

Christmas Party

Stettler Trade Show booth

Participated in Stettler Parade

Jointly hosted Lousiana Hayride as a fund raiser

 

Volunteer Activities:

 

Reconstruction of Little Giant started

Reside and repaint the Elevator

New roof on Sunalta Office

Little Giant

Little Giant

2013 Special Project - Little Giant

Elevator Model

2014

Special Project: 10HP International 1912 Elevator Engine.

Construction of the Little Giant Shed.

 

Pancake Breakfast

Celebration Supper

Mural is to go on the east wall of the Little Giant shed.

2015

Plans for the future

 

Paint mural on the Little Giant shed.

Begin construction of the Feed shed addition.

Complete fire alarm and security system.

 

Social Events

 

Pancake breakfast - May 31

Harvest Supper - August

2016

Repaired main elevator doors.

Remodeled office bathroom and basement storage area.

Set up Feed Mill Memorial Wall.

Visited Searle Grain Elevator in Rowley, AB.

Attended Stettler Parade.

Held Harvest Supper.

Operated Snack Bar at Train Station.

2017

Foundation laid for addition.

Siding painted for feed shed.

Booth at the Stettler Trade Show.

Cleaned out Coal Shed.

Held school tours.

Harvest Supper and Pancake Breakfast.

Entry in Stettler Parade.

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