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Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Sifton, RM of Dauphin)

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United Grain Growers built a grain elevator in Sifton, on the CNR Cowan Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Dauphin, in 1917. It was destroyed by fire on 26 June 1926. Rather than rebuild it, the company bought the North Star grain elevator in August 1926. It was renovated several times and a 50,000-bushel annex was constructed in 1950. The old elevator was converted to an annex in 1957 and a 66,000-bushel elevator was built. In the 1971 the old elevator-annex was torn down. The remaining elevator was demolished after the railway line was abandoned and the rails were removed.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1917-1926

J. Fred Kitt

1926-1937

R. F. Forrester

1937-1945

J. Fred Kitt

1945-1950

Dick Wiebe

1950-1955

Cliff Alguire

1955-1978

Frank MacDonald

1978-1984

Joseph R. “Joe” Price

?-?

Ernie Hanke

?-?

J. R. Malley

?-?

Alious Pizunski

Photos & Maps

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Sifton

United Grain Growers grain elevators at Sifton, with the older elevator at right and the newer elevator to its left (no date)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Sifton

United Grain Growers grain elevators at Sifton after being painted in the modern white and blue colours (no date)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson

Site Location (lat/long): N51.36068, W100.14445
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Sifton Then and Now by Elsie Lesyk, Dauphin: self-published, 1992.

UGG Fonds, MSS76, Box 60, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Glenn Dickson, and Randy Zihrul.

Page revised: 7 August 2016

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