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Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Benito, Municipality of Swan Valley West)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A wooden grain elevator at Benito, on the CNR Preeceville Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Swan Valley West, was built in 1937 by United Grain Growers to replace an elevator destroyed by fire on 3 June 1937. Temporary balloon annexes were constructed beside it in 1940 and 1941, and crib annexes were added in 1948 and 1956. Closed in July 1997, the facility was demolished later that year.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1931-1936

H. A. Moore

1936-1940

C. H. Myers

1940-1948

William Gresson Winslow (1908-1991)

1948-1952

Ralph Norman “Pinky” Herd (1918-1982)

1952-1955

Lorne W. McKinnon

1955-1959

W. Stewart Cox

1959-1984

Phil Waldbauer

1984-1997

?

Photos & Maps

Elevator row at Benito

Elevator row at Benito (1962)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Benito

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Benito (1962)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Benito

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Benito (1972)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Benito

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Benito (1972)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Site Location (lat/long): N51.91273, W101.54591
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevators A & B (Benito, Municipality of Swan Valley West)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: British America Grain Elevator / National Grain Elevator / Federal Grain Elevator 2 / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator C (Benito, Municipality of Swan Valley West)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Searle Grain Elevator / Federal Grain Elevator 1 / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator D (Benito, Municipality of Swan Valley West)

Sources:

“UGG slated for closure,” Swan Valley Star and Times, 16 July 1997, page 1.

United Grain Growers Fonds, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Denis Sabourin.

Page revised: 15 February 2019

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