All across the countryside are monuments to an agricultural industry and lifestyle. For many small towns, the grain elevator was a center of activity, a gathering place for farmers to bring their grain and socialize with others.
Although most of these grain elevators are still in use, they look old and show signs of deterioration, for they are not large enough for today’s big agribusinesses.
What happens to the playground when the small town school is abandoned for a newer facility or the school district is merged with another. All too often, the building is sold or even abandoned. The same is true for the playground.