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Manitoba
History

No. 87


War
Memorials
in Manitoba


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Western Canada Flour Mills Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Oakbank, RM of Springfield)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Maps | Sources

A 35,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at Oakbank, on the CPR Keewatin Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Springfield, was built by Manitoba Pool Elevators in the spring of 1947, replacing a Western Canada Flour Mills elevator at the site built in 1910, sold to Manitoba Pool in 1940, and destroyed by fire around 1945. Closed on 31 December 1977, it was later removed from the site.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1940-1942

W. C. Jamieson

1942-1944

M. Snow

1944-1947

W. J. Wyatt

1947-1966

George Ward Mansfield (1900-1982)

1966-1971

A. W. Wiebe

1971-1977

Charles E. “Ted” Griffiths (?-1977)

Photos & Maps

Aerial view of the grain elevator at Oakbank

Aerial view of the grain elevator at Oakbank (1968)
Source: Manitoba Air Photo Library

Site Location (lat/long): N49.94345, W96.85112
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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

Obituary [George Mansfield], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 March 1982, page 48.

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

Page revised: 19 October 2018

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