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Manitoba
History

No. 87


War
Memorials
in Manitoba


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator 1 (Altamont, Municipality of Lorne)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Maps | Sources

A wooden grain elevator in Altamont, on the CNR Miami Subdivision in the Municipality of Lorne, was built in 1925 by United Grain Growers, replacing an earlier elevator built by the Dominion Elevator Company and leased by the Manitoba government. Closed in 1993, it was demolished the following year.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Manager

1912-1946

Robert G. “Bob” Swain

1946-1952

Percy Harrison

1952-1955

Jim McCulloch

1955-1962

Jim Kennedy

1962-1988

John Rankin

1988-1993

Tommy Labossiere

Photos & Maps

The UGG grain elevator and balloon annexes at Altamont

The UGG grain elevator and balloon annexes at Altamont (1972)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

The UGG grain elevator (left) with Manitoba Pool (right) at Altamont

The UGG grain elevator (left) with Manitoba Pool (right) at Altamont (1981)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

The former UGG grain elevator at Altamont

The former UGG grain elevator at Altamont (July 1993)
Source: Historic Resources Branch

Site Location (lat/long): N49.39902, W98.49643
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Federal Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Altamont, Municipality of Lorne)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ogilvie Grain Elevator / United Grain Growers Grain Elevator 2 (Altamont, Municipality of Lorne)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Altamont Grain Elevator Monument (Altamont, Municipality of Lorne)

Sources:

“History of United Grain Growers Local #155, Altamont, Manitoba” by Don Fraser, United Grain Growers Ltd., MSS76, Box 59, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 January 2018

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