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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Elevator Road, RM of Headingley)

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Two wooden grain elevators operated by Manitoba Pool Elevators once stood at Headingley on the CPR Glenboro Subdivision. Elevator “A” was built around 1912 by Western Canada Flour Mills. It was later moved to the Sturgeon Creek Hutterite Colony in the RM of Rosser, where it still stands today. Elevator “B” was built in 1952, with an initial capacity of 50,000 bushels. Augmented with a 114,000-bushel crib annex in 1968, the facility was renovated in 1975. Closed in November 1996, it reopened temporarily in 1997 to handle grain displaced from the Red River Valley by a major flood but was demolished in March 1999.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1940-1945

C. A. Bailey

1945-1946

F. G. McLean

1946-1948

E. Shurvell

1948-1949

W. J. Mills

1949-1950

Walter A. “Walt” Coulthart

1950-1951

H. N. Lindsay

1951-1966

Walter A. “Walt” Coulthart

1966-1984

Roger G. Mudge (1919-2003)

1984-1986

Ralph Steven Tanchak (1957-2019)

1986-1991

Jules Granger

1991-1994

Donald A. Bahaud

1994-?

Kevin Harms

?-?

Dean A. Couvier

Photos & Coordinates

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Headingley

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Headingley (1996)
Source: Jean Ammeter

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87884, W97.40469
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Digital orthophotographs, Manitoba Land Initiative, Government of Manitoba.

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

Obituary [Roger G. Mudge], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 July 2003.

Obituary [Ralph Steven Tanchak], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 May 2019.

We thank Erik Horne for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Jean Ammeter, and Rudy Ammeter.

Page revised: 4 December 2019

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