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No. 86


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
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Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Franklin, RM of Rosedale)

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A wooden grain elevator in Franklin, on the CPR Minnedosa Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Rosedale, was built in 1959 next to an older, smaller elevator from 1927. A balloon annex once stood to the east of the older elevator. Renovations in 1981 included a new office and larger driveshed, and installation of a metric scale. A crib annex, built in 1958, was moved here from Mentmore. In 1991, the old elevator was demolished and replaced by three steel tanks. The 160,000-bushel elevator was closed in July 2000, following the opening by Agricore of a large, new facility at Minnedosa. The last elevator in the municipality was demolished in 2002.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1927-1928

A. Kemp

1928-1929

J. McCullough

1929-1930

D. McCullough

1930-1947

George E. McCullough

1947-1951

R. C. Trembath

1951-1952

?

1952-1960

William Clifford “Cliff” Williams

1960-1971

L. H. Drayson

1971-1972

L. C. “Dick” Myers

1972-1973

George A. Perry

1973-1976

Cornelius D. Klassen

1976-1998

Dennis Lindsay Magwood

1998-2002

?

Photos & Maps

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Franklin

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Franklin (no date)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Franklin

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Franklin (no date)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Aerial view of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Franklin

Aerial view of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Franklin (1990s)
Source: S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

Agricore grain elevator at Franklin

Agricore grain elevator at Franklin (February 2000)
Source: Mike Lisowski

Site Location (lat/long): N50.24562, W99.66513
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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

Rosedale Remembered, 1984, pages 179-180.

“End of the line,” Neepawa Banner, 5 August 2000, page 7.

We thank Shelagh Poolie (Viterra Inc.) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Mike Lisowski, and Glenn Dickson.

Page revised: 21 June 2018

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