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Manitoba History No. 88
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No. 88

Lieutenant Governor's History Award
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MHS Fundraising Dinner
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War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
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This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Isabella, Municipality of Prairie View)

Link to:
Agents / Buyers | Photos & Maps | Sources

Two wooden grain elevators stand in Isabella, on the former CNR Rapid City Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Prairie View. The shorter of them was built by the Western Canada Flour Milling Company at Crandall and was dismantled and reassembled at Isabella in 1910. It was sold to Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1939. The taller elevator was built beside the smaller one by Manitoba Pool in 1955. A third elevator at Isabella was constructed in 1913 by the Grain Growers’ Grain Company (later United Grain Growers), probably replacing an earlier elevator, and operated by the company until 1962 when it was traded to Manitoba Pool. The elevator was demolished in 1978.

The two Pool elevators closed in December 1978 as the adjacent railway line was abandoned. They were sold to a group of three local farmers and used for private grain storage into the early 2010s. They are now abandoned and in poor structural condition.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1940-1944

Herbert C. Shurvell (1886-1965)

1944-1952

Harry Milford Levins (1895-1973)

1952-1976

Charles C. Nichol

1976-1978

Gerald William Winstone

1978-1978

Eugene Trush

Photos & Maps

The Manitoba Pool grain elevators at Isabella

The Manitoba Pool grain elevators at Isabella (February 1979) by Lawrence Stuckey
Source: Lawrence Stuckey Collection, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University, 1-2002.3.3.CNR[193]

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevators at Isabella

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevators at Isabella (July 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2150.

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevators at Isabella

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevators at Isabella (September 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Site Location (lat/long): N50.26768, W100.87377
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“Mr. and Mrs. Harry Levins,” Rural Reflections, Volume 2: 1879-1982 by Isabella History Committee, 1982, pages 278-279.

A History of Grain Elevators in Manitoba by John Everitt, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, circa 1993.

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

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Bernice Still for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Jean McManus.

Page revised: 23 January 2019

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