Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cargill Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator A / Private Grain Elevator (Solsgirth, Municipality of Prairie View)
A wooden grain elevator at Solsgirth, on the CPR Bredenbury Subdivision in the Municipality of Prairie View, was built in 1961 by National Grain. Sold to Cargill Grain in 1975, the elevator and its two annexes were destroyed by fire on 16 December 1981, shortly after undergoing an extensive renovation. It was replaced by a new composite-style elevator constructed in mid-1982. Traded to Manitoba Pool Elevators in June 1995, it was closed by Agricore United in 2002. The elevator is now used for private grain storage.
“Never any hope of saving elevator,” Brandon Sun, 17 December 1981, page 2.
“Cargill elevator at Solsgirth destroyed by fire,” Birtle Eye Witness, 22 December 1981, page 2.
We thank Steve Boyko for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 1 October 2019
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