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Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Cawdor, Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone)

In 1951, United Grain Growers constructed a 35,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at the Cawdor siding on the CNR Oakland Subdivision, in what is now the Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone. Grain volumes shipped from the elevator did not meet the company’s expectations so, in 1964, it was moved to Westbourne, the first time that a UGG elevator was moved intact rather than being demolished and rebuilt.

United Grain Growers elevator being moved from Cawdor to Westbourne

United Grain Growers elevator being moved from Cawdor to Westbourne (1964)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Site Location (lat/long): N50.15108, W98.56198
denoted by symbol on the map above


Canadian National Railways Map, Cawdor, 1952.

United Grain Growers Fonds, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 October 2017

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