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Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Ashville, Municipality of Gilbert Plains)

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A grain elevator at Ashville, on the CNR Togo Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Gilbert Plains, was built in 1946 for United Grain Growers, replacing an earlier elevator built in 1912 by the Manitoba government and leased to UGG until 1924. Attached to the UGG Gilbert Plains local until August 1949, a separate local was organized that year. The elevator’s capacity in 1972, with two associated wooden annexes (one built in 1946, the other in 1952), was 81,000 bushels. The elevator was removed from the site between 1995 and 1997.

Managers

Period

Manager

1912-1915

?

1915-1916

John F. Kitt

1917-1932

H. F. Scott

1932-1942

R. A. “Bob” Scott

1942-1954

Frank MacDonald

1954-1965

Don Glover

1965-1966

Wayne Pope

1966-1970

Harold Dryda

1970-1973

Dave Martinusson

1973-1979

Robert M. Laidlaw

1979-1980

D. C. Knott

1980-1982

Floyd A. Price

1982-?

Dennis J. Glennie

Photos & Coordinates

United Grain Growers elevator at Ashville

United Grain Growers elevator at Ashville (no date)
Source: Leinita Woods

United Grain Growers elevator at Ashville

United Grain Growers elevator at Ashville (August 1993)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 1941.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.17686, W100.29939
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: National Grain Elevator (Ashville, Municipality of Gilbert Plains)

Sources:

“History of United Grain Growers Local #157, Ashville, Manitoba.,” United Grain Growers Ltd., MSS76, Box 59, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

We thank Leinita Woods and Shelagh Poolie (Viterra Inc.) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 February 2020

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