Scenic USA - Kansas
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
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|Photo by Ben Prepelka|
Abandoned rows of storage silos are a common sight on America's mid-western prairie. Not more than a half century ago farm communities included one or two grain elevators. Farmers dropped off their grain on one side and railcars stood by on the other, waiting for their fill. Local grain storage owners were quick to realize their power to control prices, giving birth to farm co-ops and government intervention. As transportation improved, the use of local grain storage dwindled and centrally located facilities assumed their roles.
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