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In the 1800s, farmers hauled their grain to the elevator by horse and cart. Hundreds of grain elevators appeared on the prairie, spaced 4 to 6 miles apart, a reasonable distance to get to the elevator and back to his farm by nightfall. Railroads connected the elevators and gathered the grain to central terminals. Since the elevator represented the centre of commerce for the grain farmer, towns and villages grew around many of the elevators. Today, farmers can travel further with modern grain trucks, so the grain elevators, and the towns that sprung around them, are disappearing from the prairie landscape.