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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator A (Basswood, RM of Oakview)

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A wooden grain elevator at Basswood, on the CPR Bredenbury Subdivision in what is now the Rural Municipality of Oakview, was built in 1926 by Manitoba Pool Elevators for a local cooperative association, on the site of a former Ogilvie Flour elevator dating from 1901 that had burned in 1922. The original 50,000-bushel capacity of the Pool elevator was increased in 1969 with a 110,000-bushel crib annex constructed on its east side. Closed on 30 November 1996, the entire facility was later removed from the site.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1926-1931

E. S. Bloomer

1931-1934

?

1934-1940

B. A. “Barty” McDougall

1940-1942

Rene Saurette

1942-1944

Raymond Darwin Chase (1905-1979)

1944-1945

Harry Milford Levins (1895-1973)

1945-1952

Leonard Gordon “Len” Edmondson (1910-1981)

1952-1959

Keith Baxter

1959-1970

?

1970-1974

Frances Vivian “Murchy” Murchison (1907-1994)

1974-1988

Garnet L. Lee

1988-1996

Thomas Henry Winder

Photos & Coordinates

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevators B at right and A at centre at Basswood

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevators B at right and A at centre at Basswood (no date)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevators A at left and C at centre at Basswood

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevators A at left and C at centre at Basswood (February 1979) by Lawrence Stuckey
Source: Lawrence Stuckey Collection, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University, 1-2002.3.3.CPR[114]

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator A at Basswood

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator A at Basswood (1990s)
Source: Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator A at Basswood

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

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator A at Basswood

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

Manitoba Pool grain elevator A at Basswood

Manitoba Pool grain elevator A at Basswood (April 1998)
Source: George Penner

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator A at Basswood

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator A at Basswood (February 2000)
Source: Mike Lisowski

Site Location (lat/long): N50.30278, W100.03244
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pearson Elevator / Bawlf Grain Elevator / Alberta Pacific Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator B (Basswood, RM of Oakview)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dominion Grain Elevator / Forsythe Grain Elevator / Province Grain Elevator / Reliance Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator C (Basswood, RM of Oakview)

Sources:

“Mr. and Mrs. Harry Levins,” Rural Reflections, Volume 2: 1879-1982 by Isabella History Committee, 1982, pages 278-279.

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

Obituary [Leonard Gordon Edmondson], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 March 1981, page 58.

Obituary [Frances Vivian Murchison], Swan Valley Star and Times, 7 December 1994, page 28.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Mike Lisowski, Glenn Dickson, and George Penner.

Page revised: 10 March 2020

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