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War Memorials in Manitoba
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This Old Elevator
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Abandoned Manitoba
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Historic Sites of Manitoba
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Beaver, Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone)

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An elevator at Beaver, on the CNR Gladstone Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone, was built by United Grain Growers in 1935 to replace a predecessor from 1915. Initially rated at 30,000 bushels, its capacity was increased by two balloon annexes intended as a temporary measure during the Second World War. One of them survived until 1971. The crib annex on the other side of the elevator was built in June 1958. Closed suddenly in mid-September 1988, the elevator was removed from the site.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1917-1920

J. J. Harrison

1920-1921

Oliver Bryant Lang (1890-1921)

1921-1921

W. E. Cook

1921-1922

J. N. Wemyss

1922-1923

Glover Stinson

1923-1924

John McCall

1924-1925

J. C. Dillabough

1925-1926

William Dickie

1926-1927

J. H. Lamont

1927-1927

Ralph Chisholm

1928-1928

W. J. Wilson

1929-1931

Jack Galloway

1931-1934

B. Richardson

1934-1939

Adne Ruben Graham (1911-1987)

1939-1942

Glen C. Cryderman

1942-1945

J. McCrea

1945-1956

Norman L. Johnson

1956-1960

John Courtenay “Court” Denham

1960-1962

K. J. Armstrong

1962-1968

C. S. Smith

1968-1973

Glenn J. Wright

1973-1980

M. G. Turner

1980-1984

Ron Rankin

1984-?

John Wright

Photos & Maps

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Beaver

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Beaver (1961)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Beaver

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Beaver (1969)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Beaver

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Beaver (1969)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Beaver

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Beaver (1981)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Site Location (lat/long): N50.06034, W98.69549
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“UGG closure of elevator catches farmers off guard,” Brandon Sun, 16 September 1988, page 3.

Gladstone East topographic map, 62J/3 East, Edition 1, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

Grain Elevators in Canada, compiled by Board of Grain Commissioners for Canada, Winnipeg, 1912-1930, 1930-1953, 1953-1998 [Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries], 1998-2016 [Canadian Grain Commission].

United Grain Growers Fonds, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Glenn Dickson.

Page revised: 9 December 2018

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