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- Silo mean ” a pit for storing grain” and comes from which ancient language?
- What are key differences between a silo and a bin?
- The use of what device replaced use of manual labor?
- Buffalo, New York was on which canal?
- Typically you find grain elevators near rivers, railroads and highways. What reasons can you give for this?
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Difference between a silo and a bin:
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- Silo–Tall, Skinny, Air Tight Bin-allows air flow, typically round and silver with wavy corrugated metal
- Joseph Dart’s elevator replaced using labor of Irish Americans
- Buffalo, New York is on the Erie Canal
- Answers will vary, but should include aspects of ease of transportation.