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This Old
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Abandoned
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Historic Sites
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Croll, Municipality of Boissevain-Morton)

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A wooden grain elevator at Croll, on the CPR Boissevain Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Boissevain-Morton, was formerly operated by the Croll Cooperative Elevator Association as part of the Manitoba Pool network. An original 50,000-bushel elevator, built in 1930 to replace one destroyed by fire, was joined by a 30,000-bushel elevator in 1940. Designated A and B respectively, they were merged into a single 80,000-bushel facility around 1952. Seen here in May 1972, the elevator was closed in December 1974, after the railway line was abandoned, and demolished in October 1976.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1926-1927

O. W. Haggart

1927-1929

L. W. Collins

1929-1934

F. J. Hunt

1934-1941

R. Reekie

1941-1952

Joseph R. Moggey

1952-1956

J. S. Leslie

1956-1957

V. Russ Ivey

1957-1959

J. A. Nelin

1959-1965

D. L. Kempthorne

1965-1967

Robert Platt

1967-1969

K. C. Graham

1969-1971

K. M. McGill

1971-1974

Peter A. Penner

1974

Glen Murray Lumgair

Photos & Maps

Manitoba Pool grain elevator and crib annex at Croll

Manitoba Pool grain elevator and crib annex at Croll (early 1950s) by Archie Dickson
Source: Glenn Dickson

Manitoba Pool grain elevator and crib annex at Croll

Manitoba Pool grain elevator and crib annex at Croll (May 1972)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Manitoba Pool grain elevator and crib annex at Croll

Manitoba Pool grain elevator and crib annex at Croll (May 1972)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Demolition of Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Croll

Demolition of Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Croll (October 1976)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Aerial view of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Croll

Aerial view of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Croll (1967)
Source: A19902-21, Manitoba Air Photo Library

Site Location (lat/long): N49.34126, W100.17724
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Elgin East topographic map, 62F/08 East, Edition 1, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].

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

A19902-21 (1967), Manitoba Air Photo Library.

This page was prepared by Glenn Dickson and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 April 2018

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