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Manitoba
History

No. 87


War
Memorials
in Manitoba


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Fifth Avenue South, Virden)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Maps | Sources

A wooden grain elevator in Virden, on the CPR Broadview Subdivision, was operated by United Grain Growers.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1917-1920

J. G. Robertson

1920

W. Mullins

1921-1929

W. A. Herrick

1929-1936

William G. “Bill” Munn

1936-1944

H. Johnston

1944-1953

R. G. Anderson

1953-1962

Alex F. Gardner

1962

Borden Arnold

1963-1970

J. E. McGill

1970-1981

William Ritchie

1981-1984

Kenneth James Wadham

1984-1985

Daryl Fisher

Photos & Maps

The former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Virden

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Virden (1962)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

The former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Virden

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Virden with the Manitoba Pool grain elevator in the background (1971)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

The former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Virden

The former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Virden with the Manitoba Pool grain elevator in the background (1981)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

The former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Virden

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

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Virden

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Virden (July 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2002.

Site Location (lat/long): N49.84781, W100.92571
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Fifth Avenue South, Virden)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (RM of Wallace-Woodworth)

Sources:

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

Digital orthophotographs, Manitoba Land Initiative, Government of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and George Penner.

Page revised: 4 October 2017

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