Wednesday, February 14, 2007

1099 Hits On The Website

I just wanted to say that I now have 1,099 hits on my main site of Vanishing Sentinels. I had no idea that I would have that many in the 4 and an half months since I got this webpage setup!

Thanks to everyone who has visited the site, and I hope more arrive to see it!

Thank you!

Jim A Pearson
Vanishing Sentinels

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Quick note in an article in Westworld

I just found out that an article in the Alberta Motos Association's magzine "Westworld" had a quick mention of the Vanishing Sentinels project in their February 2007 issue.

I had submitted a photo of a grain elevator for a contest they were holding, and gave them the address of this blog. A fellow from Edmonton, Alberta mentioned it to me, and I got the article yesterday. To put it mildy, I was very surprised and happy to see it!

It's nice to see that there is a rising interest in grain elevators across Alberta.

For more information on the project, please check out my webpage at:

I am going to be adding some additions to it soon, primarily drawings of how an early elevator operated.

I am also going to be doing a speech up in Edmonton on March 20th. Details to follow as I get them!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

All Quiet on the Western Front

I haven't been adding anything new on this site since I got the main website up, but I have started on a database for the Saskatchewan elevators. Using info from the net and wikipedia, I have disocvered quite a bit of info on the elevators in Sask., and have discovered this make take longer than I thought.

I am planning on going up to Saskatoon sometime in May to start going thru the archives to see what information I can find.

Also, I will be doing a speech in Edmonton on March 20 for the Scandanavian club on my project. From the sounds of it... it should have a fair sized crowd, so I have been doing some updates to my Keynote speech... I switched to Keynote from Powerpoint because it runs better on my laptop.

Further updates as I get them!