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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: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Plum Coulee and District Museum (Plum Coulee, Municipality of Rhineland)

Link to:
Agents / Buyers | Photos & Maps | Sources

A 125,000-bushel elevator in Plum Coulee, on the CPR Carman Subdivision in the Municipality of Rhineland, was constructed by Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1975. It featured two steel legs, 24 storage bins, and another 18 bins in an attached crib annex. Between February and April 1988, it was renovated extensively at a cost of $270,000. Agricore-United closed it in 2001 and, in May 2002, gifted the elevator to the town. Doors were cut into several of its bins to make display rooms and the former elevator opened as a community museum in 2010. It is open in July and August, Tuesdays to Saturdays, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1959-1963

Allan F. Huebner

1963-1964

Henry Peters

1964-1968

William Enns

1968-1971

William Driedger

1971-1972

Frank Schroeder

1973-1981

Henry James Kehler

1981-1994

Archie Heinrichs

1994-1995

?

1995-1997

Denis Touzin

1997-1998

John Doell

Photos & Maps

 

Aerial view of Plum Coulee grain elevators

Aerial view of Plum Coulee grain elevators (1990s)
Source: Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

Plum Coulee and District Museum, in a grain elevator formerly operated by Manitoba Pool Elevators

Plum Coulee and District Museum, in a grain elevator formerly operated by Manitoba Pool Elevators (July 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Plum Coulee and District Museum, in a grain elevator formerly operated by Manitoba Pool Elevators

Plum Coulee and District Museum, in a grain elevator formerly operated by Manitoba Pool Elevators (July 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of the Plum Coulee and District Museum

Interior of the Plum Coulee and District Museum (May 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N49.19019, W97.76158
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: McCabe Grain Elevator / United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Plum Coulee, Municipality of Rhineland)

Sources:

“Plum Coulee will turn elevator into museum,” Brandon Sun, 17 May 2002, page 4.

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

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 September 2018

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