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Manitoba
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No. 87


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Mentmore, Municipality of North Cypress-Langford)

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A wooden grain elevator in the village of Mentmore, on the CNR Rapid City Subdivision in the Municipality of North Cypress-Langford, was built in 1927 and operated by the Mentmore Co-operative Elevator Association as part of the Manitoba Pool Elevators network. A new crib annex with a capacity of 57,200 bushels was built between 1957 and 1959. The facility closed in December 1978 as the adjacent railway line was abandoned. The tracks were removed in June 1979. In the fall of 1980, the annex was moved to Franklin and the elevator was sold to the Drayson family who used it as storage for a seed business.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1927-1942

Ken M. McDougall

1942-1946

Charles C. Middleton

1946-1956

J. A. McDonald

1956-1960

William A. Pierson

1960-1965

L. G. Burgess

1965-1971

Roy C. Ellingson

1971-1972

Wayne D. Gilling

1972-1975

Colin J. Wilson

1975-1975

Ronald C. Lintott

1975-1976

Dennis Stewart

1976-1977

George Hogeland

1977-1978

Duncan Maclure

1978-1978

D. A. Cameron

Photos & Maps

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Mentmore

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Mentmore (September 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Site Location (lat/long): N50.13224, W99.56475
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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

Quest in Roots: History of Brookdale School District by Brookdale Historical Society History Book Committee, 1987, page 104. [Legislative Library of Manitoba, F5648.B81 Que]

A senior’s story: Merv Drayson,” MyWestman.ca.

We thank Ray Drayson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Jean McManus.

Page revised: 29 July 2017

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