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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Birtle, Municipality of Prairie View)

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A wooden grain elevator at Birtle, on the CPR Bredenbury Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Prairie View, was built in 1966 by Manitoba Pool Elevators. The crib annex was added in 1981. Closed on 30 November 1996, they are now used for private grain storage.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1927-1931

J. A. Chittick

1931-1940

D. A. McNaughton

1940-1943

M. H. Johnson

1943-1944

W. A. Watt

1944-1945

M. H. Johnson

1945-1947

George Hudson Reid (1907-1998)

1947-1968

W. J. Brown

1968-1990

James D. Brown

1990-1994

Mervin D. Louttit

1994-1996

?

Photos & Coordinates

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Birtle

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Birtle (September 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Birtle

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Birtle (September 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.43333, W101.04715
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Obituary [George Hudson Reid], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 April 1998, page 50.

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

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Jean McManus and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 September 2020

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