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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Province Grain Elevator / Reliance Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / United Grain Growers Grain Elevator 2 (Cracknell, Municipality of Riding Mountain West)

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A wooden grain elevator at Cracknell, on the CPR Russell Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Riding Mountain West, was built in 1922 the Matheson-Lindsay Grain Company. It was sold to the Province Elevator Company in 1928 and Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1948. A new crib annex was built beside it in 1953. The elevator and annex were sold to United Grain Growers in 1966, becoming its second elevator at this site. Closed in September 1973, the elevator was later demolished.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1922-1948

?

1948-1949

Walter W. Platz

1949-1952

J. E. Lazaruk

1952-1956

J. Gaber

1956-1962

Lloyd Henry Hackman (1922-1991)

1962-1963

W. B. Gordon

1963-1964

Arthur Mansell

1964-1965

Danny Osatchuk

1965-1966

Russell D. “Russ” Ellis

After 1966

See United Grain Growers 1

Photos & Coordinates

Aerial view of grain elevators at Cracknell

Aerial view of grain elevators at Cracknell (1969)
Source: Manitoba Air Photo Library, A19493-47

Grain elevators at Cracknell with UGG #1 at left, Manitoba Pool at centre, and Paterson at right

Grain elevators at Cracknell with UGG #1 at left, Manitoba Pool at centre, and Paterson at right (1961)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at right and Paterson grain elevator at left

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at right and Paterson grain elevator at left (1962)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator #2 at right and Paterson grain elevator at left

United Grain Growers grain elevator #2 at right and Paterson grain elevator at left (1971)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator #2 at Cracknell

United Grain Growers grain elevator #2 at Cracknell (1971)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Site Location (lat/long): N50.86375, W101.24084
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Cracknell, Municipality of Riding Mountain West)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Paterson Grain Elevator (Cracknell, Municipality of Riding Mountain West)

Sources:

This page was prepared by Denis Sabourin and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 July 2020

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