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Saginaw, Texas is home to three of the largest functioning grain storage elevators in the world, dwarfing everything in town. Often referred too as “silos on steroids” they are so conspicuous in the rural landscape that they are hardly noticed by the local residents. They can hold any number of agriculture items – sunflower, cotton seed, rice, peanuts, corn and various grains.
Attebury Grain, Gavilon Grain, and the Burrus Mill and Elevator Company which opened in 1936 (was the launching pad for the western swing band “The Lightcrust Dough Boys“), and now owned by Cargill, Inc. since 1972; make up the three in town. The Cargill elevator “Home of Light Crust Flower” is claimed to be the largest grain storage facility in the world.