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Manitoba
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No. 87


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
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Memorable
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Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Myrtle, RM of Roland)

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A wooden grain elevator and annex at Myrtle, on the CNR Miami Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Roland, was built in 1928 and operated by United Grain Growers. The complex was closed and demolished in 1984 after a new, larger elevator was opened at nearby Roland.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1911-1918

Charles Chester Purse (1881-1930)

1918-1920

George H. Martin

1920-1923

Fred Denson

1923-1928

Alex Angus

1928-1929

J. S. Thomas

1929-1950

Alexander “Alex” Angus (1885-1965)

1950-1957

J. E. Thody

1957-1966

G. S. Topley

1966-1969

R. H. Gyoerick

1969-1971

Angus MacAuley

1971-1972

R. Harold Watts

1972-1975

Ed A. Hildebrand

1975-1979

Randy Fox

1979-1982

Larry Klassen

1982-1984

Joe Irwin

Photos & Maps

United Grain Growers Grain Elevator

United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (1966)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers Grain Elevator

United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (1972)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers Grain Elevator

United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (no date)
Source: Julie Harris

Site Location (lat/long): N49.35445, W97.83739
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Death registration [Charles Chester Purse], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

United Grain Growers Fonds, MSS76, Box 59, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

Digital orthophotographs, Manitoba Land Initiative, Government of Manitoba.

We thank Julie Harris and Ian Angus for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Glenn Dickson.

Page revised: 10 December 2016

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