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Manitoba
History

No. 86


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Rathwell, Municipality of Norfolk Treherne)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Maps | Sources

A 40,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at Rathwell, on the CPR Glenboro Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Norfolk Treherne, was built by Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1928 for a local cooperative association. In the early 1950s, an annex increased its storage capacity to 55,700 bushels then a new annex in 1968 increased it to 117,800 bushels. The facility was traded to United Grain Growers in 1990. Closed around 2000, it was demolished in 2001.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1928-1947

A. Ferguson

1947-1984

Don R. Charles

1984-1988

Robert Dalrymple

1988-1990

Don Hunt

1990-2000

?

Photos & Maps

Aerial view of the grain elevators at Rathwell, with UGG 2 at left, UGG 1 in middle, and Manitoba Pool at right

Aerial view of the grain elevators at Rathwell, with UGG 2 at left, UGG 1 in middle, and Manitoba Pool at right (1980s)
Source: Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

The United Grain Growers grain elevator with its balloon and crib annexes at Rathwell, with Manitoba Pool at left

The Manitoba Pool grain elevator with its balloon annex at Rathwell, with UGG 1 and Paterson (later UGG 2) at left (1964)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Site Location (lat/long): N49.64554, W98.54853
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Paterson Grain Elevator / United Grain Growers Grain Elevator 2 (Rathwell, Municipality of Norfolk Treherne)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator 1 (Rathwell, Municipality of Norfolk Treherne)

Sources:

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

We thank Shelagh Poolie (Viterra Inc.) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 January 2018

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