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Manitoba
History

No. 86


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Oakburn, RM of Yellowhead)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Maps | Sources

In 1933, a grain elevator in Oakburn, on the CNR Rossburn Subdivision in what is now the Rural Municipality of Yellowhead, was built by United Grain Growers, replacing an elevator built on the same site before 1912. A large crib annex was constructed beside it in 1968, replacing two smaller annexes. The facility was later closed and demolished.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1917-1922

R. Medcalfe

1922-1924

Elevator closed

1924-1925

R. C. Glover

1925-1928

?

1928-1929

James Scott

1929-1942

R. Turner

1942-1944

M. Smuttell

1944-1950

P. W. Klimchuk

1950-1974

Mike Beck

1974-1981

Alvin T. Price

1981-1985

Glen Foster

1985-1988

?

1988-?

Don Winthrop

Photos & Maps

United Grain Growers Grain Elevator at Oakburn

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Oakburn (1961)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Oakburn, with the Manitoba Pool elevator in the background left

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Oakburn, with the Manitoba Pool elevator in the background left (1968)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers Grain Elevator at Oakburn

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Oakburn (1969)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers Grain Elevator at Oakburn

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Oakburn (1981)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Site Location (lat/long): N50.56602, W100.57957
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Oakburn, RM of Yellowhead)

Sources:

United Grain Growers Fonds, MSS76, Box 60 [Oakburn], University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Glenn Dickson.

Page revised: 25 June 2018

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