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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Colby, Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone)

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A wooden grain elevator at Colby, on the CNR Gladstone Subdivision in the Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone, was built around 1949 by the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society. Its initial 28,000-bushel capacity was expanded to 60,000 bushels by a new annex constructed between 1952 and 1953. Sold to Manitoba Pool in 1973, it was closed in 1984 and later removed from the site.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

?-1972

?

1972-1976

Glen Smith

1976-1977

Thomas E. G. Beare

1977-1981

Clint Wells

1981-1982

Eugene Trush

1982-1984

Brent Fisher

Photos & Coordinates

Aerial view of grain elevator at Colby

Aerial view of grain elevator at Colby (1964)
Source: Manitoba Air Photo Library, A18622-222

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.44535, W99.08916
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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

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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