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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lake of the Woods Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Main Street, Altona)

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A 66,500-bushel wooden grain elevator at Altona, on the CPR Gretna Subdivision, was built in 1951 by Lake of the Woods Milling Company. Purchased by Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1959, it was the Pool B elevator until early 1965 when Pool's A elevator was moved to Plum Coulee. Crib annexes were built on each side of it in 1967 and 1969, and the elevator was fully renovated in 1970. Closed by Agricore in 2001, the elevator was later demolished.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1951-1953

William J. Campbell

1953-1960

A. W. Wiebe

1960-1970

Peter P. Wiebe

1970-1978

H. Lavern Wiebe

1978-1980

Cornelius D. Klassen

1980-1986

Ed Klassen

1986-1990

Ronald Dyck

1990-1991

?

1991-1998

Darrell Godard

1998-2001

?

Photos & Coordinates

Former Lake of the Woods grain elevator at left

Former Lake of the Woods grain elevator at left (early 1960s)
Source: S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University, Manitoba Co-operator WCPI

Aerial view of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Altona

Aerial view of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Altona (1990s)
Source: S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Altona

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Altona (no date)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Altona

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Altona (no date)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Altona

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Altona (August 1998)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.10557, W97.55826
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.

We thank Cornelius Klassen and Jim Pearson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Jean McManus, Glenn Dickson, and George Penner.

Page revised: 31 July 2019

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