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This Winnipeg-based company was established in September 1893 through the merger of five smaller companies. Its initial major shareholders included Nicholas Bawlf, Rodmond P. Roblin, Arthur Atkinson, Samuel Clark, George Crowe, and James Mitchell. By the turn of the 20th century, it operated 92 country elevators, handling about 2.4 million bushels of the annual grain production on the prairies. In 1940, it merged with three other grain companies to form National Grain.

Country Elevators

Location

No.

Rail

Opened

Closed

Capacity
(bushels)

Comments

Alexander

?

CPR

Bef 1912

1912

24,000

 

Baldur

?

CNR

Bef 1912

?

16,000

 

Balmoral

?

CPR

Bef 1912

?

22,000

 

Basswood

?

CPR

Bef 1912

1921

23,000

 

Belmont

?

CNR

Bef 1912

?

29,000

 

Bield

?

CNR

1919

1926

30,000

 

Birtle

?

CPR

Bef 1912

?

23,000

 

Bowsman

?

CNR

1920

1927

35,000

 

Bradwardine

?

CPR

Bef 1912

?

25,000

 

Burnside

?

CPR

Bef 1912

1912

20,000

 

Chumah

?

CPR

1924

?

30,000

 

Cypress River

?

CPR

Bef 1912

?

22,000

 

Dauphin

?

CNR

Bef 1912

?

22,000

 

Deleau

?

CPR

Bef 1912

1912

22,000

 

Deloraine

?

CPR

Bef 1912

1912

26,000

 

Dufrost

?

CPR

Bef 1912

?

25,000

 

Elm Creek

?

CPR

Bef 1912

?

20,000

 

Elphinstone

?

CNR

Bef 1912

1927

26,000

 

Erickson

?

CNR

Bef 1912

?

26,000

 

Fairfax

?

CNR

Bef 1912

?

25,000

 

Findlay

?

CPR

Bef 1912

1912

23,000

 

Firdale

?

CNR

1929

?

25,000

 

Fishing River

?

CNR

1923

1925

30,000

 

Floors

?

CPR

1924

?

25,000

 

Fork River

?

CNR

1913

?

35,000

 

Forrest

?

CPR

Bef 1912

?

18,000

 

Foxwarren

?

CPR

Bef 1912

?

25,000

 

Franklin

?

CPR

Bef 1912

1918

17,000

 

Glencairn

?

CNR

1918

1927

30,000

 

Glenella

?

CNR

Bef 1912

1924

25,000

 

Goodlands

?

CPR

Bef 1912

1912

23,000

 

Harding

?

CPR

Bef 1912

?

25,000

 

Harrowby

?

CPR

Bef 1912

1919

30,000

 

Holland

?

CPR

Bef 1912

?

20,000

 

Hope Farm

?

CNR

Bef 1912

?

21,000

 

Ingelow

?

CNR

1929

?

25,000

 

Inglis

?

CPR

1923

?

30,000

 

Kelloe

?

CPR

Bef 1912

?

22,000

 

Letellier

?

CNR

Bef 1912

?

24,000

 

Melita

?

CPR

Bef 1912

?

26,000

 

Millwood

?

CPR

Bef 1912

1928

25,000

 

Morris

?

CNR

Bef 1912

1919

31,000

 

Newdale

?

CPR

Bef 1912

1926

43,000

 

Ninette

?

CNR

Bef 1912

?

23,000

 

Oak River

?

CPR

Bef 1912

1919

22,000

 

Otterburne

?

CPR

Bef 1912

?

14,000

 

Paulson

?

CNR

1923

1924

30,000

 

Pettapiece

146

CPR

Bef 1912

?

27,000

 

Pierson

?

CPR

Bef 1912

?

16,000

 

Pine River

?

CNR

1918

?

25,000

 

Pitlochry

?

CPR

1924

?

25,000

 

Pope

?

CPR

1929

?

25,000

 

Rapid City

?

CPR

Bef 1912

?

25,000

 

Roblin

?

CNR

Bef 1912

?

25,000

 

Rosebank

?

CNR

Bef 1912

?

18,000

 

Rossburn

?

CNR

Bef 1912

1927

30,000

 

Rounthwaite

?

CNR

Bef 1912

1912

32,000

 

Russell

?

CPR

Bef 1912

1921

25,000

 

Sandy Lake

?

CNR

1913

?

25,000

 

Silverton

?

CNR

Bef 1912

1927

30,000

 

Sinclair

?

CPR

1913

?

30,000

 

Smart

?

CNR

1933

?

30,000

 

Solsgirth

?

CPR

Bef 1912

?

15,000

 

St. Jean

?

CNR

Bef 1912

?

21,000

 

St. Lazare

?

CNR

1929

?

25,000

 

Uno

?

CNR

1929

1931

25,000

 

Vista

?

CNR

Bef 1912

?

30,000

 

Waskada

?

CPR

Bef 1912

?

25,000

 

Whitewater

?

CPR

Bef 1912

?

22,000

 

Winkler

?

CPR

Bef 1912

1918

26,000

 

Winnipeg

?

CPR

Bef 1912

?

150,000

 

Sources:

The Exchange: 100 Years of Trading Grain in Winnipeg by Allan Levine, Winnipeg: Peguis Publishers Limited, 1987.

We thank Kaye Wolstenholme for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 November 2017

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