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No. 87


This Old
Elevator


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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Gordon, RM of Rosser)

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A 98,000-bushel wooden grain elevator in the railway siding of Gordon, on the CNR Oak Point Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Rosser, was built by Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1928 for a local cooperative association. A crib annex was built beside it in 1959. The facility closed in late 1988 and the buildings were demolished in early 1989.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1928-1930

J. C. Paul

1930-1933

Charles Elmer “Charlie” Pulfer (c1895-1980)

1933-1940

David Mitchell

1940-1943

George Edward Simmie

1943-1946

James Harold Couzens

1946

W. C. Jamieson

1946-1947

James Meldrum

1947-1948

Hector R. Lahaie (1919-1972)

1948-1949

Roy K. Leonard

1949-1952

Donald J. McBurney

1952-1962

Allan J. M. Hill

1962-1963

Lloyd G. Miller

1963

Dennis G. Avery

1964-1979

Joseph M. Storey

1979-1984

David Wilson

1984-1987

Russell Wishnowski

Photos & Maps

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Gordon

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Gordon (1964)
Source: Manitoba Air Photo Library.

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Gordon

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Gordon (no date)
Source: Paul Newsome, Vintage Locomotive Society

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Gordon with the Prairie Dog Central train beside it

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Gordon with the Prairie Dog Central train beside it (1975)
Source: Paul Newsome, Vintage Locomotive Society

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Gordon

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Gordon (no date)
Source: Al Myska

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Gordon

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Gordon (no date)
Source: Julie Harris

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Gordon

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Gordon (no date)
Source: Al Myska

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Gordon being demolished

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Gordon being demolished (1989)
Source: Al Myska

Site Location (lat/long): N49.99880, W97.34142
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Winnipeg West topographic map, 62H/14 West, Edition 1, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

Annual Reports, Manitoba Pool Elevators, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.

Grain Elevators in Canada, compiled by Board of Grain Commissioners for Canada, Winnipeg, 1912-1930, 1930-1953, 1953-1998 [Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries], 1998-2016 [Canadian Grain Commission].

“Lorette news,” Steinbach Carillon News, 8 November 1972, page 6.

We thank Julie Harris, Sharon Menheer, Paul Newsome, Morgan Turney, and Al Myska for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Denis Sabourin (Denis Sabourin Geomatics).

Page revised: 25 January 2018

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