Gold Star Town of Wilkie, Saskatchewan

Grasshopper

Grasshopper - Grainland
Designer: Byron Hansen
(Hanwood Woodworks, Wilkie)

When Built: 1993

Dimensions:
Length: 18 Feet (5.5 Metres)
Width: 6 Feet (1.8 Metres)
Weight: 4,000 Pounds

Construction Materials:
Wood - Cedar

Location:
North side of Highway #14, next to water treatment plant

Reason for Building:

It is a monument to economic development brought about by manufacturing excellence and innovation in Wilkie, and a monument to its people.

Additional Information:

It is an enlarged model of the wooden grasshopper manufactured locally for which its creator is well known internationally.

The Monument was designed to have a "talking" capability which consisted of a phone system connected so that messages could be transmitted through its mouth. This feature is no longer available.

All labour was donated.

Information Source: Grainland Economic Development Authority and Richard W. Donnan

Picture Source: Fran Yanciw

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Created By DMY on September 29, 1998
Last Updated: May 14, 2004