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Manitoba
History

No. 86


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
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Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cargill Grain Elevator (Elm Creek, RM of Grey)

The concrete elevator at Elm Creek, on the CPR Glenboro Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Grey, is considered the “granddaddy” of the huge terminals that now dominate the prairie landscape. Built in 1976 for Cargill Grain, along with an identical twin at Rosetown, Saskatchewan, the elevator had an initial 460,000-bushel capacity, by far the largest of any country elevator in Manitoba at that time. It had been built using a slipform process that was increasingly popular for the construction of large, concrete structures across Canada, including Toronto’s CN Tower. The capacity was increased over 40 percent over the next few years but it is now dwarfed by other terminals up to five times its size.

Cargill grain elevator at Elm Creek

Cargill grain elevator at Elm Creek (2010)
Source: Bernie Freeman

Site Location (lat/long): N49.67729, W97.99909
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Bernie Freeman.

Page revised: 25 June 2017

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