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No. 86


This Old
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevators (Plumas, Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone)

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At one time, United Grain Growers had three elevators at Plumas, on the CNR Gladstone Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone. One of them dated from May 1926, replacing an earlier elevator from around 1912 that had been leased then purchased by UGG in August 1924. This elevator was destroyed by fire on 28 December 1974 and not rebuilt. A second UGG elevator, known as Elevator #1, was formerly owned by the Western Canada Flour Mills. Built in 1898, it was purchased by UGG agent J. F. Rogers and resold to the company in June 1940. The third UGG elevator, known as Elevator #2, was constructed in 1949. Renovated in 1976, an annex from Tenby was moved beside it in 1977.

Agents / Buyers (Elevator #1)

Period

Agent / Buyer

1916-1920

E. E. Payne

1920

C. H. Deuel

1921

N. A. McLean

1922-1923

C. R. Hamilton

1923-1951

Joseph F. Rogers

1951-1954

George McFadyen

1954-1961

Murray McLean

1961-1962

Peter Friesen

1962-1983

Edwin Gilbert Person (1919-2000)

Agents / Buyers (Elevator #2)

Period

Agent / Buyer

1955-1961

Edwin Gilbert Person (1919-2000)

1961-1962

M. H. Cannon

1962-1965

Peter Friesen

1965-1967

R. B. Freeman

1967-1973

John Kienlen

1973-1975

C. L. Denbow

1975-1985

Clinton Rogers

Photos & Maps

United Grain Growers Grain Elevator at Plumas

The United Grain Growers grain elevator #1 at Plumas (1962)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers Grain Elevator at Plumas

The United Grain Growers grain elevator #2 at Plumas (1981)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Site Location (lat/long): N50.38585, W99.08918
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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

Obituary [Edwin Gilbert Person], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 April 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Glenn Dickson.

Page revised: 19 October 2017

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