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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Menteith, Municipality of Souris-Glenwood)

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A wooden grain elevator at the railway siding of Menteith, on the CPR Estevan Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Souris-Glenwood, was constructed by Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1927. Its original 40,000-bushel capacity was increased to 90,000 bushels with the addition of an annex added in 1953. Closed in December 1988, the elevator was later removed from the site.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1927-1935

Robert Pettypiece McBurney (1872-1936)

1935-1941

Frank Cole McBurney (1909-1986)

1941-1959

Donald McKinnon

1959-1970

Roy W. Douglas

1970-1985

W. Don Andrews

1985-1986

Benny Peters

1986-1987

Scott Matthews

1987-1988

Tom Messinbird

Photos & Coordinates

Aerial view of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Menteith

Aerial view of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Menteith (1982)
Source: Manitoba Air Photo Library, A25984-220

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.56071, W100.44230
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Death registration [Robert Pettypiece McBurney], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

“Pool elevator closings raise farmers’ anger,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 August 1988, page 8.

Financial support for research reported on this page was provided by the Manitoba Heritage Grants Program (grant 19F-H51134, 2019-2020).

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

Page revised: 30 March 2020

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