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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lake of the Woods Grain Elevator (Harmsworth, RM of Wallace-Woodworth)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A wooden grain elevator at the railway siding of Harmsworth, on the CPR Rocanville Subdivision in what is now the Rural Municipality of Wallace-Woodworth, was built by W. W. King for the Lake of the Woods Milling Company of Winnipeg in 1910. It was sold to Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1960 and operated by the McAuley Pool Association until 1962 when it was closed and sold to private interests the following year. As of early 2016, it was still in use for private grain storage.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1910-?

Gordon Caldwell

?-1922

Harold Brown

1922-1927

Carl Winkler

1927-1960

E. Alex Winkler

1960-1962

Jim Henderson

Photos & Coordinates

Lake of the Woods grain elevator at Harmsworth

Lake of the Woods grain elevator at Harmsworth (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, George Harris Fonds, Acc. 1979-141, P7447, Album 2, Page 7.

Former Lake of the Woods grain elevator at Harmsworth

Former Lake of the Woods grain elevator at Harmsworth (July 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Former Lake of the Woods grain elevator at Harmsworth

Former Lake of the Woods grain elevator at Harmsworth (August 2018)
Source: Vicki Derksen-Duhame

Former Lake of the Woods grain elevator at Harmsworth

Former Lake of the Woods grain elevator at Harmsworth (August 2018)
Source: Vicki Derksen-Duhame

Aerial view of former Lake of the Woods grain elevator at Harmsworth

Aerial view of former Lake of the Woods grain elevator at Harmsworth (August 2018)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Aerial view of former Lake of the Woods grain elevator at Harmsworth

Aerial view of former Lake of the Woods grain elevator at Harmsworth (August 2019)
Source: Steve Boyko

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.97137, W100.98610
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lake of the Woods Grain Elevator (Cameron, Municipality of Two Borders)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lake of the Woods Grain Elevator (Elva, Municipality of Two Borders)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lake of the Woods Building (212 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Record of Country Elevator Receipts, Expenses 1922-23 to and including 1955-156, Lake of the Woods Milling Company Limited, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, Ogilvie Flour Mills fonds, MSS120-L-128.

Prairie Neighbours, 1881-1981 by The Four Corners History Club, 1981, page 15.

We thank Steve Boyko and Vicki Derksen-Duhame for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 April 2021

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