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Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Indian Springs, Swan Lake First Nation)

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A 55,000-bushel grain elevator and balloon annex at the railway siding of Indian Springs, on the CNR Carman Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Lorne (now part of the Swan Lake First Nation), was built by United Grain Growers in 1951, replacing an earlier elevator at the site constructed around 1916. The facility closed on 5 December 1975 and was demolished during the summer of 1976.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1917-1925

Allen “Jimmy” Fox

1927-1934

Everett Silas “Lefty” Harris (1896-1985)

1934-1936

?

1936-1967

Timothee Simon “Tim” Conrad (1907-1994)

1967-1975

Roland Conrad

Photos & Maps

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Indian Springs

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Indian Springs (1964)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Indian Springs

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Indian Springs (1964)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Aerial view of the grain elevator at Indian Springs

Aerial view of the grain elevator at Indian Springs (1969)
Source: Manitoba Air Photo Library, A21095-41

Site Location (lat/long): N49.38637, W98.91449
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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].

Memories of Lorne, 1880-1980: A History of the Municipality of Lorne, c1980, page 275.

“Funeral service held for Timothee Simon Conrad,” Baldur Gazette-News, 18 January 1994, page 6.

Obituary [Everett Silas Harris], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 July 1985, page 39.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Denis Conrad for providing additional information used here.

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

Page revised: 3 June 2018

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