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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Lena, Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain)

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A wooden grain elevator in Lena, on the CNR Wakopa Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain, was built in 1928 for the Lena Co-operative Elevator Association by Manitoba Pool Elevators. The rail line was abandoned in 1961 and the elevator closed in August 1961.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


Robert Francis “Frank” Earley (1894-1976)


Ross G. Ferguson

Photos & Maps

Paterson grain elevator at Lena with the Manitoba Pool grain elevator behind it

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Lena with Paterson in front of it (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Lena Photographs.

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Lena

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Lena (August 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2146

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Lena

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Lena (August 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Site Location (lat/long): N49.07237, W99.66547
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Paterson Grain Elevator (Lena, Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain)


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 Charlie Baldock for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Jean McManus.

Page revised: 17 March 2019

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