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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lake of the Woods Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Cameron, RM of Two Borders)

A grain elevator in the former community of Cameron (named for Melita implements dealer A. E. Cameron, who owned the land on which the community was established), in what is now the Rural Municipality of Two Borders, was built by the Lake of the Woods Milling Company sometime between 1902 and 1910. Served by the now-abandoned CPR Lyleton Subdivision, it became part of Ogilvie Milling after the two companies merged in 1954 and was purchased by Manitoba Pool in 1959. It was closed in the late 1960s and sold into private hands. At the time of a 2014 site visit, the elevator appeared to be unused.

Cameron Grain Elevator

Former Lake of the Woods grain elevator (August 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2273.

Cameron Grain Elevator

Former Lake of the Woods grain elevator (August 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Cameron Grain Elevator

Former Lake of the Woods grain elevator (October 2015)
Source: Rob Tisdale

Site Location (lat/long): N49.08092, W101.07792
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lake of the Woods Grain Elevator (Elva, RM of Two Borders)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lake of the Woods Grain Elevator (Harmsworth, RM of Wallace)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lake of the Woods Building (212 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

A History of Grain Elevators in Manitoba by John Everitt, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, circa 1993.

We thank Rob Tisdale for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Jean McManus and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 July 2016

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