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Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Cordova, RM of Minto-Odanah)

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A 52,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at Cordova, on the CNR Rapid City Subdivision in what is now the Rural Municipality of Minto-Odanah, was built around 1951 by United Grain Growers. Closed in July 1970, it was demolished in 1972.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


Thomas H. Ballantyne


James Pollock


Joe Chisholm


J. H. Speirs


G. R. Johnston


L. R. Trotter


R. A. Burns


F. E. Crane


L. R. Wilson


F. G. Kerr


James F. “Jim” Anstett (c1929-2000)


D. L. Kuharski


R. W. Crooks


G. A. Whyte


Wayne E. Winters


G. A. Whyte


Joe W. Irwin

Photos & Coordinates

United Grain Growers elevator at Cordova

United Grain Growers elevator at Cordova (1961)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Site Location (lat/long): N50.13429, W99.71295
denoted by symbol on the map above


Moorepark East topographic map, 62J/4 East, Edition 1 ASE, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

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

Obituary [James Anstett], Winnipeg Free Press, 10 May 2000, page 40.

We thank Joyce Shuttleworth and Albert Shuttleworth for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 April 2018

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