Two grain elevators in Carey, on the CPR Emerson Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of DeSalaberry, were owned by the Pioneer Grain Company, a subsidiary of James Richardson & Sons. The smaller of them was purchased in 1971 from Manitoba Pool Elevators. The brightly-coloured orange elevator was said to be a particular favourite of family patriarch George T. Richardson because it was the first one that he owned. Both buildings have been demolished since the 1990s, the last in October 2014.
Pioneer grain elevators at Carey, the foreground one being a former Manitoba Pool elevator (July 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2268.
Pioneer grain elevator at Carey (July 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2267.
Pioneer grain elevator at Carey (1999)
Source: George Penner
Pioneer grain elevator at Carey, shortly before its demolition (July 2014)
Source: Jean McManus
Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.44467, W97.05227
denoted by symbol on the map above
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Carey, RM of DeSalaberry)
This page was prepared by Jean McManus, George Penner, and Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 21 December 2020
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