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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator A (Barnsley, RM of Dufferin)

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A 40,000-bushel wooden grain elevator in the former community of Barnsley, on the CPR Carman Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Dufferin, was built by Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1928. It became Pool A in 1958 when the nearby elevator was acquired from United Grain Growers. The two elevators were closed in July 1972 then they were sold to a local farmer.

At the time of a 2020 site visit, the elevators were not in use and appeared to be badly deteriorated.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1928-1929

J. H. Badger

1929-1930

R. McIlandyn

1930-1931

W. H. Hunter

1931-1933

J. A. Fox

1933-1942

J. R. McInnis

1942-1945

S. G. Dack

1945-1947

V. Chapman

1947-1949

D. A. Vopni

1949-1964

A. M. Dock

1964-1967

Marcel J. Thevenot

1967-1970

Joseph H. Arbuckle (1912-1974)

1970-1971

Edward R. Penner

1971-1972

Allan P. Smith

Photos & Coordinates

The Barnsley grain elevators with the Manitoba Pool elevator on the right

The Barnsley grain elevators with the Manitoba Pool elevator on the right (July 2009)
Source: Rob Tisdale

Barnsley A (left) and B (right) grain elevators

Barnsley A (left) and B (right) grain elevators (July 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Manitoba Pool grain elevator A at Barnsley

Manitoba Pool grain elevator A at Barnsley (March 2020)
Source: George Penner

Interior of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator A at Barnsley

Interior of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator A at Barnsley (July 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Interior of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator A at Barnsley

Interior of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator A at Barnsley (July 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Interior of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator A at Barnsley

Interior of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator A at Barnsley (July 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.59247, W97.99058
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator B (Barnsley, RM of Dufferin)

Sources:

Obituary [Joseph Arbuckle], MacGregor Herald, 16 October 1974, page 11.

A History of Grain Elevators in Manitoba by John Everitt, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, circa 1993.

Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives.

We thank Rob Tisdale, Jean McManus, George Penner, and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 November 2020

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