Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Franklin, RM of Rosedale)
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
Photos & Maps
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.
Page revised: 21 June 2018
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