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One Hundred Ghosts: An Exposition of Rural Grain Elevators, Vol. 1

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Customer Reviews:

"One Hundred Ghosts deserves the highest praise. It is extraordinary. The photography and graphic production are excellent, but the narrative is invaluable." Ed Austin, author and historian

"I have many books on my shelves but none of them are alive like this one. This book has dimensions that I cannot put into words or describe."  Gerhard Anderson, photographer.

"If you have any interest in the topic of grain movement in the old days, buy it... The text covers some of the more obscure or high level information, like grain as a worldwide industry and how it affected the local elevator... It's not a pure dry history, there are lots of introspective bits and some very artful photos." Jeff S.

"The book has at long last arrived and my first impression is WOW!" John M.


One Hundred Ghosts: An Exposition of Rural Grain Elevators is a photographic exposition of rural grain elevators. In unprecedented fashion, it describes the relationships between elevators, CO-OPs and railroads, and it gives new insight into the grain industry. 

  • Offset Lithographic Print from a Heidelberg press
  • Embossed Linen Hardback with dust jacket
  • Each book is individually shrink wrapped to ensure condition upon arrival.
  • 400 pages
  • 365 evocative photographs
  • 130 rural grain elevators
  • 18 original maps
  • Organized around the rail lines of the Northern Pacific, Milwaukee Road, Chicago & North Western and Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railroads.
  • In depth coverage of 5 states: Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Nebraska.
  • Detail photographs of company logos and elevator details
  • A history of the grain industry, anecdotes, stories and historical insights
  • First edition print
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