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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator C (Bowsman, Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman)

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A wooden grain elevator at Bowsman, on the CNR Erwood Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, was built in 1951 by Manitoba Pool Elevators, becoming its third elevator here and being designated Pool C. A crib annex was built on its north side in 1966. Fully renovated in 1982, it became Pool A when the remaining Pool elevators were demolished in 1983. Two steel tanks were erected on its south side in 1993. The facility was closed by Viterra in February 2008 and demolished in February 2010.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1952-1956

Blaine C. Dahl (1921-1993)

1956-1957

R. G. Sawyer

1957-1958

Morley MacLean Younger (1929-1990)

1958-1971

Ken D. Connell

1971-1976

Morley MacLean Younger (1929-1990)

1976-1983

Irvin Alfred Greig (1918-1994)

1983-1984

David M. Shumka

1984-1997

Leon Nahnybida

1997-2008

?

Photos & Coordinates

Manitoba Pool grain elevator C at Bowsman

Manitoba Pool grain elevator C at Bowsman (1982)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Manitoba Pool grain elevator C at Bowsman

Manitoba Pool grain elevator C at Bowsman (August 2002)
Source: George Penner

Manitoba Pool grain elevator C at Bowsman

Manitoba Pool grain elevator C at Bowsman (2007)
Source: Bernie Freeman

Manitoba Pool grain elevator C at Bowsman

Manitoba Pool grain elevator C at Bowsman (2007)
Source: Bernie Freeman

Site Location (lat/long): N52.23868, W101.20805
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

 

Sources:

“Bowsman skyline changes with additions to elevator,” Swan Valley Star & Times, 13 January 1993, page 1.

Obituary [Blaine C. Dahl], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 June 1993, page 20.

Obituary [Irvin Alfred Greig], Swan Valley Star & Times, 27 July 1994, page 28.

“Bowsman fights to hold onto their final elevator,” Swan Valley Star & Times, 21 April 2009, page 10.

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

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, George Penner, and Bernie Freeman.

Page revised: 28 August 2020

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