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Manitoba History No. 89

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Fall Field Trip 2019
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War Memorials in Manitoba
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This Old Elevator
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Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Elva, RM of Two Borders)

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This abandoned grain elevator, in Elva on the CPR Estevan Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Two Borders, was built by the Manitoba Elevator Commission in 1916 using materials salvaged from two elevators that had previously stood here. One had belonged to the Dominion Elevator Company and the other was owned by the Western Elevator Company. Both were purchased by the Commission in 1910. Two years later, the new elevator was leased to the Grain Growers Grain Company and bought outright in 1926. It was sold in 1958 to the newly merged Ogilvie Milling Company and Lake of the Woods Milling Company, which sold it the following year to Manitoba Pool Elevators. It closed in July 1967 and was sold to private interests.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer




Wilbur S. Thompson




Mr. Gibson




J. M. McGee


A. Potter


R. Murray Hagyard

Photos & Maps

United Grain Growers Grain Elevator

United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (September 2012)
Source: Jean McManus

Site Location (lat/long): N49.21628, W101.11497
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lake of the Woods Grain Elevator (Elva, RM of Two Borders)


History of United Grain Growers Local #162, Melita, Box 59, MSS 76, UGG Fonds, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

A History of Grain Elevators in Manitoba by John Everitt, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, circa 1993.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Jean McManus.

Page revised: 20 December 2017

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