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Fall 2018
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Manitoba
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No. 87


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

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

Period

Agent / Buyer

1927-1928

H. W. Sutherland

1928-1941

George Spencer Turner (1906-1994)

1941-1946

Frank Cole McBurney (1909-1986)

1947-1948

C. W. Haralson

1948-1951

R. A. Laurie

1951-1965

Duncan E. Kennedy

1965-1979

Evan A. “Corky” Clark

1979-1981

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

Sources:

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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