Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Sifton, RM of Dauphin)
United Grain Growers built a grain elevator in Sifton, on the CNR Cowan Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Dauphin, in 1917. It was destroyed by fire on 26 June 1926. Rather than rebuild it, the company bought the North Star grain elevator in August 1926. It was renovated several times and a 50,000-bushel annex was constructed in 1950. The old elevator was converted to an annex in 1957 and a 66,000-bushel elevator was built. In the 1971 the old elevator-annex was torn down. Closed in 1992, the remaining elevator was demolished in March 1993.
Agents / Buyers
Photos & Coordinates
Sifton Then and Now by Elsie Lesyk, Dauphin: self-published, 1992.
“Sifton loses elevator” by Dale Barbour, Dauphin Herald, 16 March 1993, page 1.
UGG Fonds, MSS76, Box 60, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 16 January 2022