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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Bloom, RM of Portage la Prairie)

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A 48,000-bushel wooden grain elevator in the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie was formerly operated by Manitoba Pool Elevators at the Longburn siding on the CNR Oakland Subdivision. Moved to its present site near Bloom Siding along the Trans-Canada Highway, the building is now used for private grain storage. Two covered hoppers used as dust bins were added when the elevator was moved to this site.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


D. B. McLardy


Joseph H. Arbuckle (1912-1974)


William Henry “Bill” Ruddock (1914-1985)


W. J. Reid


William B. Izzard


George W. Whitlaw


Clair E. Lobreau


Don A. Bahuaud

Photos & Maps

The former Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator from Longburn

The former Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator from Longburn (July 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 1964.

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator from Longburn

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator from Longburn (September 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Site Location (lat/long): N49.97736, W98.51270
denoted by symbol on the map above


Obituary [Joseph Arbuckle], MacGregor Herald, 16 October 1974, page 11.

Obituary [William Henry Ruddock], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 March 1985, page 36.

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

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Jean McManus, and Mike Lisowski.

Page revised: 30 November 2017

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