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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: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Rignold, RM of Portage la Prairie)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Maps | Sources

Constructed in the summer of 1938, a wooden elevator at Rignold (formerly Ridgeway) on the CNR Gladstone Subdivision, in the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie, was operated by United Grain Growers. An annex was added to it in 1955, bringing its total capacity to 82,000 bushels. Closed in 1994, the facility is no longer present at the site.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1938-1951

Reginald W. “Rex” Hadland (1909-1966)

1951-1984

Claire Albert Moffatt (1923-2010)

1984-1994

Floyd Price

Photos & Maps

United Grain Growers Grain Elevator at Rignold

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Rignold (1967)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers Grain Elevator at Rignold

The United Grain Growers grain elevator at Rignold (1967)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers Grain Elevator at Rignold

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Rignold (1972)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers Grain Elevator at Rignold

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

Site Location (lat/long): N50.01881, W98.51238
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Obituary [Reginald W. Hadland], Birtle Eye Witness, 27 September 1966, page 1.

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

Obituary [Claire Moffatt], Central Plains Herald Leader, 28 August 2010, page 42.

We thank Shaun Moran for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Glenn Dickson.

Page revised: 30 May 2018

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