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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Starbuck, RM of Macdonald)

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A pair of wooden grain elevators in the village of Starbuck, on the CPR Glenboro Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Macdonald, were operated by Manitoba Pool Elevators. In 1992, the elevators were replaced by a larger, concrete elevator to the east of them then they were demolished in January 2001. The elevators are commemorated at the site by a monument constructed by Len Goldsborough.

Agents / Buyers (Pool A)

Period

Agent / Buyer

1927-1928

Eugene Carroll

1928-1929

A. Dunsmore

1929-1930

F. A. Owens

1930-1939

J. E. Greenaway

1939-1944

Arthur J. Brown

1944-1946

M. Snow

1947-1948

Earl Shursell

1948-1951

D. O. Bye

1951-1972

Fred Lawrence Topham (c1908-1991)

1972-1995

Ernest Joseph “Ernie” Chumola (1935-2012)

1995-1996

?

1996-1998

Allan Wilson

Agents / Buyers (Pool B)

Period

Agent / Buyer

1940-1947

C. E. Dauphinais

1948-1951

George R. Suggitt

1951-1952

W. K. Mann

1952-1955

C. R. Frost

1955-1966

Frederick Thompson “Fred” Bowles (1915-1990)

1966-1970

David Martens

Agents / Buyers (Pool C)

Period

Agent / Buyer

1960-1964

Frederick Thompson “Fred” Bowles (1915-1990)

1966-1972

David Martens

Photos & Maps

Manitoba Pool grain elevators at Starbuck

Manitoba Pool grain elevators at Starbuck (1957)
Source: Wayne Schuman

Aerial view of the Starbuck grain elevators with a new concrete replacement under construction in the background

Aerial view of the Starbuck grain elevators with a new concrete replacement under construction in the background (1992)
Source: Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives.

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Starbuck

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Starbuck (July 1997)
Source: George Penner

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Starbuck

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Starbuck (June 1999)
Source: George Penner

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevators at Starbuck

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevators at Starbuck (2000)
Source: Jean Ammeter

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevators at Starbuck being demolished

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevators at Starbuck being demolished (January 2001)
Source: Alan Livingston

Monument for the Starbuck grain elevators

Monument for the Starbuck grain elevators (July 2018) by Len Goldsborough
Source: Jean McManus

Site Location (lat/long): N49.76909, W97.61910
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.

Obituary [Frederick Thompson Bowles], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 July 1990, page 43.

Obituary [Fred Lawrence Topham], Winnipeg Free Press, 11 February 1991, page 23.

Obituary [Ernest Joseph Chumola], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 December 2012.

We thank Rosalind Malcolm and Jean McManus for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Jean Ammeter, and George Penner.

Page revised: 3 August 2018

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