Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Clearwater, Municipality of Louise)
In July 1930, lightning struck the two-year-old Manitoba Pool elevator at Clearwater, on the CPR Napinka Subdivision in the Municipality of Louise, destroying it along with 25,000 bushels of grain. A replacement with the same 40,000-bushel capacity was built in just over a month. Expanded with a temporary annex in 1951, a permanent addition came in 1969 with the construction of a crib annex on its east side, increasing the total capacity to 124,500 bushels. Closed by Agricore in October 2000, it was sold into private ownership and remains in use for local grain storage.
Agents / Buyers
Photos & Coordinates
“News in brief,” Brandon Sun, 9 July 1930, page 1.
“News in brief,” Brandon Sun, 15 August 1930, page 1.
Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.
Obituary [Thomas Gordon Pickering], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 April 1997, page 14.
“Agricore elevators in Baldur and Pilot Mound close November 30th,” Baldur Gazette News, 7 November 2000, page 1.
Page revised: 14 July 2020