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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Western Canada Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Springhill, RM of Rosedale)

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A wooden grain elevator at Springhill on the CNR Rossburn Subdivision, in the Rural Municipality of Rosedale, was built by Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1958 to replace a previous elevator (built by Western Canada Flour Mills before 1912 and sold in 1940) destroyed by fire on 27 October 1957. It was closed in December 1976 but used for seed storage for several years until at least 1984. It is no longer present at the site.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

c1912-1940

Frederick G. McClure

1940-1941

Charles Edward “Charlie” McCullough (c1914-1993)

1941-1953

George Melrose Wilkinson (1915-1984)

1953-1957

J. Keith Wilson

1957-1967

Ernie Gordon Lillie (1902-1982)

1967-1976

William Bruce Johnson

Photos & Coordinates

Aerial photo of the Springhill elevator site

Aerial photo of the Springhill elevator site (1964)
Source: Manitoba Air Photo Library

The Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Springhill

The Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Springhill (no date)
Source: Joel Bouchard

Site Location (lat/long): N50.28900, W99.58257
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Rosedale Remembers: 1884-1984 by Rosedale Centennial Committee, 1984, pages 146-148.

Obituary [George Melrose Wilkinson], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 September 1984, page 64.

Obituary [Charles Edward McCullough], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 February 1993, page 74.

Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Denis Sabourin (Sabourin Geomatics Ltd.), and Joel Bouchard.

Page revised: 16 September 2018

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