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Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Valpoy, Municipality of Ste. Rose)

In 1924, United Grain Growers built a 30,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at this site at the Valpoy Siding on the CNR Ste. Rose Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Ste. Rose. After operating on a part-time basis until 1931, the facility did not prove to be financially viable and was removed. A sign at the site commemorates it.

Commemorative sign for the United Grain Growers grain elevator at Valpoy

Commemorative sign for the United Grain Growers grain elevator at Valpoy (May 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.11135, W99.46558
denoted by symbol on the map above


Grain Elevators in Canada, compiled by Board of Grain Commissioners for Canada, Winnipeg, 1912-1930, 1930-1953, 1953-1998 [Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries], 1998-2016 [Canadian Grain Commission].

MSS 75, Box 60, Ste. Rose, United Grain Growers Fonds, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

We thank Maurice Theoret for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 April 2020

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