Gold Star Hamlet of Markerville, Alberta

Cream Can and Wheat

Cream Can Thumb
Designer: Don Lynn (Freedom Fabricating, Markerville, AB)

When Built: 1988

Total Height: 15 Feet (4.6 Metres)
Cream Can height: 7 Feet (2.1 Metres)
Cream Can diameter: 4 Feet (1.2 Metres)
Grain height: 8 Feet (2.5 Metres)

Construction Materials:
1/4" and 16 gauge Steel


Reason for Building:

It commemorates 100 years of Icelandic settlement and is an acknowledgement to the settlers who founded the district, developed a creamery and developed the agricultural land.

Additional Information:

"The designing of the cream can with the grain stalks was to acknowledge the contribution of the creamery and grain farming in the area."

The plaque reads: "1888 - 1988 Dedicated to the pioneers of Markerville and District who prepared the way. 'They did so much with so little.' The best that was in me forever shall live. The sun over darkness prevails." Stephan G. Stephansson

Information Source: Freedom Fabricating (Markerville, AB)

Pictures Sources: Freedom Fabricating (Markerville, AB)


Created By DMY on September 29, 1998
Last Updated: September 17, 2001