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This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
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Memorable
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Historic Sites
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Cordova, RM of Minto-Odanah)

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A 52,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at Cordova, on the CNR Rapid City Subdivision in what is now the Rural Municipality of Minto-Odanah, was built around 1951 by United Grain Growers. Closed in July 1970, it was demolished in 1972.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1917-1918

Thomas H. Ballantyne

1918-1921

James Pollock

1921-1922

Joe Chisholm

1922-1931

J. H. Speirs

1931-1940

G. R. Johnston

1940-1941

L. R. Trotter

1941-1946

R. A. Burns

1946

F. E. Crane

1946-1951

L. R. Wilson

1951-1954

F. G. Kerr

1954-1964

James F. “Jim” Anstett (c1929-2000)

1964-1965

D. L. Kuharski

1965

R. W. Crooks

1965-1966

G. A. Whyte

1966-1967

Wayne E. Winters

1967

G. A. Whyte

1967-1970

Joe W. Irwin

Photos & Maps

United Grain Growers elevator at Cordova

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

Site Location (lat/long): N50.13429, W99.71295
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Moorepark East topographic map, 62J/4 East, Edition 1 ASE, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

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

Obituary [James Anstett], Winnipeg Free Press, 10 May 2000, page 40.

We thank Joyce Shuttleworth and Albert Shuttleworth for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 April 2018

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