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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Beresford, RM of Whitehead)

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A wooden grain elevator and annex at Beresford, on the CPR Estevan Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Whitehead, was built by Western Canada Flour Mills in 1925. It was purchased in 1940 by local farmers and operated as part of Manitoba Pool Elevators. It closed on 1 November 1996 and was demolished on 24 August 1998.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


T. G. Nesbitt


James R. Morrison


Kenneth E. Elliott


W. M. Boughton


James N. Litster


David W. Wiebe


Evan A. “Corky” Clark


Edward G. Puhach (Porter)


T. M. Vandekerckhove


Victor H. Penner


J. J. Nelson


Glen Murray Lumgair


Richard Vanhove


Glen Sagert


K. Tremblath

Photos & Coordinates

Aerial view of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Beresford

Aerial view of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Beresford (1990s)
Source: Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

The former Manitoba Pool Elevator at Beresford

The former Manitoba Pool Elevator at Beresford (no date)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson

Site Location (lat/long): N49.73039, W100.19719
denoted by symbol on the map above


Digital orthophotographs, Manitoba Land Initiative, Government of Manitoba.

Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.

Whitehead Wanderings: 1883-2010, Volume 2 by Whitehead History Committee, circa 2010, page 42.

We thank Ardythe McMaster and David Brownlee for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Glenn Dickson.

Page revised: 4 February 2020

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