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Manitoba Business: Forsythe Elevator Company

This grain-handling business was established at Portage la Prairie by businessman Andy Forsythe and it operated grain elevators around south-central Manitoba.

Country Elevators

Location

Rail

Opened

Closed

Capacity
(bushels)

Comments

Basswood

CPR

1929

1933

30,000

Bought from Dominion Elevator (1929), sold to Province Elevator (1933)

Curtis

CNR

1938

1946

30,000

Sold to Reliance Grain (1946)

Edwin

CNR

1923

1931

35,000

 

Glossop

CPR

1923

1932

30,000

 

High Bluff 1

CPR

1918

1945

35,000

 

High Bluff 2

CPR

1934

1945

40,000

 

Longburn

CNR

1932

1935

30,000

 

Macdonald

CPR

1918

1935

45,000

 

Newdale

CPR

1923

1932

30,000

 

Oakland 1

CNR

1918

1931

30,000

 

Oakland 2

CNR

1925

1931

15,000

 

Poplar Point 1

CPR

1925

1935

27,000

 

Poplar Point 2

CPR

1931

1935

22,000

 

Portage la Prairie

CPR

1918

1945

199,000

 

Strathclair

CPR

1929

1932

30,000

 

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Andrew “Andy” Forsythe (1874-1956)

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 March 2020

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