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Manitoba
History

No. 86


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Forsythe Grain Elevator / Reliance Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Curtis, RM of Portage la Prairie)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Maps | Sources

A 30,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at the siding of Curtis, on the CNR Gladstone Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie, was built around 1938 by Portage businessman Andy Forsythe. Sold to Reliance Grain in 1946, the elevator was re-sold to Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1948 and a large balloon annex was built beside it in 1951. The facility closed in July 1972 and was removed from the site.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1947-1969

W. J. Fitzsimmons

1969-1972

Wilbert Teichrib

1972

Dennis E. Manness

Photos & Maps

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Curtis

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Curtis (1960s)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Manitoba Pool grain elevator with its large balloon annex constructed in 1951

Manitoba Pool grain elevator with its large balloon annex constructed in 1951 (1960s)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Aerial view of the grain elevator at Curtis

Aerial view of the grain elevator at Curtis (1955)
Source: Manitoba Air Photo Library, A14681-41

Site Location (lat/long): N49.94044, W98.14564
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Aerial photo A14681-41, 1955, Air Photo Library of Manitoba.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Denis Sabourin, and Glenn Dickson.

Page revised: 25 June 2017

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