Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Rorketon, RM of Lakeshore)
A wooden grain elevator at Rorketon, on the CNR Ste. Rose Subdivision in what is now the Rural Municipality of Lakeshore, was built in 1924 by United Grain Growers. The company cited increasing costs of operation and impending abandonment of the rail line from Ste. Rose du Lac when it closed the elevator in August 1980. It was later demolished and no vestige remains at the site.
Agents / Buyers
Photos & Coordinates
Obituary [Roy Garfield McCann], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 November 1970, page 40.
Opening the Door: The Past Comes Alive, Rural Municipality of Lawrence by Lawrence Municipality History Committee, 1997, page 246.
United Grain Growers Fonds, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.
We thank Kid Remington for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 12 September 2021