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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator A / Private Grain Elevator (Birdtail, Municipality of Rossburn)

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A wooden grain elevator at the railway siding of Birdtail, on the CNR Rossburn Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Rossburn, was built in 1929 and operated by the British America Elevator Company. Later sold to Manitoba Pool Elevators, the elevator closed in December 1974 and was later used for private grain storage. The adjacent railway line was abandoned in 1996 and the building was destroyed by fire on the evening of 13 October 2008. The cause of the fire was unknown.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1929-1941

G. A. Kilburn

1941-1947

J. N. Misko

1947-1949

C. J. Lloyd

1949-1952

Matthew Sawchuk

1952-1964

Bert E. Frieze

1964-1972

Frank R. Fiarchuk

1972-1973

A. R. Wilson

1974

Paul S. Sklepowich

Photos & Coordinates

Manitoba Pool grain elevators A and B at Birdtail

Manitoba Pool grain elevators A and B at Birdtail (no date)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Former Manitoba Pool A grain elevator at Birdtail

Former Manitoba Pool A grain elevator at Birdtail (September 1985) by Lawrence Stuckey
Source: Lawrence Stuckey Collection, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University, 1-2002.3.3.CNR[255]

Former Manitoba Pool A grain elevator at Birdtail

Former Manitoba Pool A grain elevator at Birdtail (2005)
Source: Bernie Freeman

Former Manitoba Pool A grain elevator at Birdtail

Former Manitoba Pool A grain elevator at Birdtail (2005)
Source: Bernie Freeman

Former Manitoba Pool A grain elevator at Birdtail

Former Manitoba Pool A grain elevator at Birdtail (2006)
Source: Oliver Joslin

Former Manitoba Pool A grain elevator at Birdtail

Former Manitoba Pool A grain elevator at Birdtail (February 2008)
Source: George Penner

Former Manitoba Pool A grain elevator at Birdtail on fire

Former Manitoba Pool A grain elevator at Birdtail on fire (October 2008)
Source: Oliver Joslin

Site Location (lat/long): N50.72810, W100.88418
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator B (Birdtail, Municipality of Rossburn)

Sources:

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

We thank Bernie Freeman, Oliver Joslin, and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 December 2021

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