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Historic wooden elevator comes down

Wooden elevator removed at Central Valley Ag in Petersburg.
Wooden elevator removed at Central Valley Ag in Petersburg.
A wooden elevator, known as the Crowell Elevator, was torn down and removed at Central Valley Ag in Petersburg last Tuesday.
The elevator was built with 2x4s stacked and nailed together horizontally as walls. It dated back to the late 1800s or early 1900s, and was replaced years ago by steel storage bins.
The elevator property was purchased in 1966 by Farmers Co-op Exchange of Elgin, which later became Central Valley Ag.
According to plant manager Jerry Schrage, the building had not been in use for a number of years. Removal will allow trucks and tractors to have a straight shot into the unloading pits.