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This Old Elevator
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: 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 successively by the Province Elevator Company (1928) and Reliance Grain (1939) 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 & Maps

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: 11 October 2018

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