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Manitoba
History

No. 87


War
Memorials
in Manitoba


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: McCabe Grain Elevator / United Grain Growers Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator B / Paterson Grain Elevator (Fairfax, Municipality of Grassland)

A 35,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at Fairfax, on the CNR Hartney Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Grassland, was built in 1935 by the McCabe Brothers Grain Company, which constructed balloon annexes on two sides. Sold to United Grain Growers in 1967, the facility was traded to Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1971, then re-sold to Paterson Grain in 1981. It is believed to have been removed from the site in the late 1980s.

The grain elevators of Fairfax with United Grain Growers at left, Paterson in centre, and Manitoba Pool at right

The grain elevators of Fairfax with United Grain Growers at left, Paterson at centre, and Manitoba Pool at right (1971)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

The grain elevators of Fairfax with United Grain Growers at left, Paterson in centre, and Manitoba Pool at right

The grain elevators of Fairfax with United Grain Growers at left, Paterson at centre, and Manitoba Pool at right (March 1986)
Source: Stuckey Collection 1-2002.3.3.BSW[335], S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

The United Grain Growers grain elevator at Fairfax

The United Grain Growers grain elevator and balloon annex at Fairfax (1971)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

The United Grain Growers grain elevator at Fairfax

The United Grain Growers grain elevator and balloon annexes at Fairfax (1971)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Site Location (lat/long): N49.43466, W100.12861
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Paterson Grain Elevator (Fairfax, Municipality of Grassland)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Paterson Grain Elevator (Fairfax, Municipality of Grassland)

Sources:

A19905-15 (1967), Manitoba Air Photo Library.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 August 2017

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