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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Province Grain Elevator / United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Cranmer, Municipality of Brenda-Waskada)

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A wooden grain elevator at the railway siding of Cranmer, on the CPR Lyleton Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Brenda-Waskada, was built to replace an earlier one that collapsed suddenly on 29 September 1928. (It was deserted by its rats a few hours before the disaster.) The new elevator opened for business in 1929 and was expanded with a crib annex in 1953. A second elevator at Cranmer was built in 1927 by the Matheson-Lindsay Elevator Company and owned by the Province Elevator Company (1928) before being purchased by UGG in 1948. Both closed in December 1975 and were demolished.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1917-1918

C. R. Foley

1918-1919

A. C. Bird

1919-1920

A. Johnson

1920-1922

H. Barnes

1922-1923

F. A. Trueman

1923-1924

G. A. Brown

1924-1926

W. D. Pritchard

1926-1931

G. E. Stewart

1931-1932

Closed

1932-1934

John Mason Hedley (1893-1970)

1934-1935

Closed

1935-1941

J. O. Coates

1941-1944

O. Gerlock

1944-1945

H. T. Hoyden

1945-1956

A. D. McLeod

1956-1959

J. R. Miller

1959-1965

A. Joe Steadman

1965-1967

E. M. Shackel

1967

H. Minshall

1967-1970

Norman Bruce

1970-1973

J. E. Freeman

1973-1975

Don K. Freeman

Photos & Coordinates

United Grain Growers grain elevators at Cranmer

United Grain Growers grain elevators at Cranmer (1971)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Site Location (lat/long): N49.09511, W100.69091
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“Elevator at Cranmer, Man. is deserted by rats few hours before it crashes,” Manitoba Free Press, 1 October 1928, page 1.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 July 2020

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