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Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator / Cargill Grain Elevator B / Private Grain Elevator (Rivers, Municipality of Riverdale)

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A wooden grain elevator at Rivers, on the CNR Rivers Subdivision in the Municipality of Riverdale, was built by United Grain Growers to replace an elevator at nearby Wheatland that was destroyed by fire in September 1957. It opened on 30 December 1957 with the former Wheatland manager in charge. A large annex was added in 1980. Traded to Cargill Grain in January 1993, the elevator was closed in December 2000 and eventually sold to private ownership. It remains in use for local grain storage.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1957-1958

M. McKinnon

1958-1973

C. O. Bourne

1973-1984

Ron Radford

1984-?

?

?-1993

Mike Wozniezka

1993-1994

Ray Silbernagel

1994-?

Don Babiak

?-2000

?

Photos & Coordinates

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Rivers

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Rivers (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 Rivers

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

United Grain Growers grain elevator and annex at Rivers

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

Cargill grain elevator and annex at Rivers

Cargill grain elevator and annex at Rivers (July 2006)
Source: Bernie Freeman

Cargill grain elevator and annex at Rivers

Cargill grain elevator and annex at Rivers (September 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.03000, W100.24413
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: National Grain Elevator / Cargill Grain Elevator A (Rivers, Municipality of Riverdale)

Sources:

“UGG elevator closes,” Rivers Gazette Reporter, 20 January 1993, page 1.

“Silbernagel’s farewell,” Rivers Banner, 29 August 1994, page 1.

“Cargill changes,” Rivers Banner, 12 September 1994, page 1.

“Cargill to shut down in Rivers,” Rivers Banner, 25 November 2000, page 1.

“Cargill gone for good,” Rivers Banner, 9 December 2000, page 10.

United Grain Growers Fonds, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

We thank Jean McManus and Bernie Freeman for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 May 2020

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