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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lake of the Woods Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Douglas, RM of Elton)

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A wooden grain elevator at Douglas, on the CPR Carberry Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Elton, was built in 1937 by the Lake of the Woods Milling Company, replacing an earlier elevator dating from 1892. Sold to Ogilvie Milling in 1954 then to Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1959, a new crib annex was built beside it in 1968. The facility was closed on 31 July 1984 because the cost of upgrading it to meet modern standards was too high. It was later removed from the site.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1892-1909

J. I. Schunaman

1909-1938

Frank Westcott

1938-1941

Reg Brown

1941-1950

William McDonald

1950-1951

George Perrin

1951-1952

Jack Boyd

1952-1959

Clarence McCallum

1959-1974

Keith M. Leslie

1974-1980

Gerald R. Wilson

1980

W. T. L. “Vern” McBrien

1980-1982

Ernie Skocylas

1982-1984

Russell Wishnowski

Photos & Coordinates

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Douglas

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Douglas (no date)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Douglas

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Douglas (no date)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Site Location (lat/long): N49.89257, W99.70851
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Grain Elevators in Canada, compiled by Board of Grain Commissioners for Canada, Winnipeg, 1912-1930, 1930-1953, 1953-1998 [Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries], 1998-2016 [Canadian Grain Commission].

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

Homesteaders & Homemakers: A History of Elton Municipality by the Elton Historical Committee and Garth Stouffer, 1973, pages 118-120.

Echoes of a Century, Douglas: 1882-1982 by Douglas History Book Club, 1982, pages 10-13.

“Pool adamant on elevator closing,” Brandon Sun, 22 June 1984, page 3.

This page was prepared by Brad Moorehead, Gordon Goldsborough, and Denis Sabourin.

Page revised: 29 November 2019

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