Oklahoma has many historic and iconic grain elevators that rise as behemoths on the plains.  Millions upon millions of bushels of grain are stored in these aptly named 'Prairie Battleships.'

Enid, Oklahoma, USA,  is known as the wheat capital of the United States for its enormous grain storage capacity, which is the third largest grain storage capacity in the world. One of my favorites is the 'Equity' storage facility. It's where the name 'Prairie Battleship' comes from.

The two structures were built 1949-1954, and when finished they were the single largest grain storage facility in the world, boasting a capacity of more than 34 million bushels of grain. There are numerous other grain storage facilities in and around Enid, with some having been abandoned for decades. Within the city limits of Enid, most of the elevators are in the Enid Terminal Grain Elevators Historic District, which is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Prairie Battleships

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