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Fall 2018
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Manitoba
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No. 87


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator “A” (Decker, Municipality of Hamiota)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Maps | Sources

A wooden grain elevator in the village of Decker, on the CNR Rapid City Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Hamiota, was built in 1915 by United Grain Growers. Sold to Manitoba Pool in 1928, it was operated by the same agent as an adjacent Bawlf Grain elevator after it was acquired by Pool in 1943. When the railway line was abandoned in 1978, both elevators closed in December 1978 and were demolished in February 1983.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1915-?

Charles Saunders

?-1928

?

1928-1943

Harry Stewart

1943-1947

C. J. McTavish

1947-1949

Arthur Henry “Art” Alldred (1906-1993)

1949-1968

William R. “Bill” Delbridge (1903-1992)

1968-1975

W. Cecil Nichol

1975-1978

Robert J. Davidson

Photos & Maps

Aerial view of the former Salt Plains Raceway alongside Highway #16 at right

Aerial view of the Manitoba Pool grain elevators at Decker, with the “A” elevator in the foreground and “B” elevator in the background (no date)
Source: Blaine Little

Manitoba Pool elevators at Decker

The Pool “B” elevator at left and Pool “A” elevator at right in Decker (no date)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Site Location (lat/long): N50.27079, W100.78070
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bawlf Grain Elevator / Alberta Pacific Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator “B” (Decker, Municipality of Hamiota)

Sources:

A15528-100, Manitoba Air Photo Library.

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

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Blaine Little for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 August 2017

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