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Historic Sites
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Forrest, RM of Elton)

A 42,000-bushel wooden grain elevator in Forrest, on the CPR Lenore Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Elton, was built in 1927 and operated by the Manitoba Pool Elevators. A 66,000-bushel wooden crib annex was built beside it in 1956. The facility closed in 1980 and was used for private grain storage.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


H. W. Sutherland


George Spencer Turner (1906-1994)


Frank Cole McBurney (1909-1986)


C. W. Haralson


R. A. Laurie


Duncan E. Kennedy


Evan A. “Corky” Clark


Tim Weber

Photos & Maps

Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Forrest

Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Forrest (July 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2209.

The former Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Forrest

The former Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator at Forrest (September 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Site Location (lat/long): N49.96696, W99.93859
denoted by symbol on the map above


Obituary [Lloyd Henry Hackman], Russell Banner, 16 April 1991, page 9.

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

Obituary [Frank Cole McBurney], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 April 1986, page 48.

We thank Barry Bromley for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Jean McManus.

Page revised: 10 January 2018

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