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Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Butler, RM of Pipestone)

A wooden grain elevator at Butler, on the CNR Cromer Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Pipestone, was built in 1927 by United Grain Growers. Closed in 1964, it was moved to Cromer where it was renovated and a large crib annex was built beside it.

Aerial view of grain elevator at Butler

Aerial view of grain elevator at Butler (1959)
Source: Manitoba Air Photo Library, A16500-107

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Butler

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Butler (1964)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Butler

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Butler (1964)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.79464, W101.36122
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Grain Elevators in Canada, compiled by Board of Grain Commissioners for Canada, Winnipeg, 1912-1930, 1930-1953, 1953-1998 [Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries], 1998-2016 [Canadian Grain Commission].

Financial support for research reported on this page was provided by the Manitoba Heritage Grants Program (grant 19F-H51134, 2019-2020).

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Denis Sabourin (Denis Sabourin Geomatics).

Page revised: 30 March 2020

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