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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: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / United Grain Growers Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Bellsite, RM of Mountain)

A wooden grain elevator at Bellsite, on the CNR Erwood Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Mountain, was built in 1951 by Manitoba Pool Elevators and sold to United Grain Growers in March 1960. It was operated for a few years on a part-time basis, along with the elevator at nearby Novra, but increasing costs and low grain throughput led to its closure in November 1975. The elevator was used for private grain storage until 16 September 2007 when it was destroyed by fire.

Aerial view of the grain elevator at Bellsite

Aerial view of the grain elevator at Bellsite (1964)
Source: Manitoba Air Photo Library

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Bellsite

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Bellsite (1964)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

The former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Bellsite

The former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Bellsite (2007)
Source: Bernie Freeman

The former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Bellsite with its Manitoba Pool markings visible under the peeling paint

The former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Bellsite with its Manitoba Pool markings visible under the peeling paint (2007)
Source: Bernie Freeman

Site Location (lat/long): N52.59327, W101.05898
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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

“Bellsite elevator totally destroyed by intense fire,” Swan Valley Star and Times, 25 September 2007, page 1.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Bernie Freeman, and Denis Sabourin (Sabourin Geomatics).

Page revised: 18 April 2018

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