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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Paterson Grain Elevator (Cypress River, RM of Victoria)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A wooden grain elevator at Cypress River, on the CPR Glenboro Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Victoria, was built by Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1928. Its capacity was augmented with a balloon annex in 1954 and a crib annex in 1976. Closed by Agricore in 2001, it was sold to the Paterson Grain Company in 2004. The railway line was abandoned in 2014 and was removed in the summer of 2016.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1928-1930

H. C. Couzens

1930-1934

Allen Fraser “Tobie” Sutherland (1899-1962)

1934-1942

Robert Howard Preston (1889-1969)

1942-1949

Reginald Grundy (1903-1961)

1949-1951

William Sanford “Bill” Kirbyson (1908-1995)

1951-1971

Kenneth E. Elliott

1971-1979

William Nielson

1979-1986

James “Jim” Ralston

1986-1997

Denis Lafreniere

1997-2001

Garth Stephenson

After 2001

See Paterson Grain Elevator

Photos & Coordinates

Aerial view of the grain elevators at Cypress River

Aerial view of the grain elevators at Cypress River (July 2018)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cypress River

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cypress River (August 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2281.

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cypress River

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cypress River (October 2015)
Source: Jean McManus

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cypress River

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cypress River (July 2018)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cypress River

Aerial view of the former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Cypress River (August 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.55433, W99.08939
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Paterson Grain Elevator (Cypress River, RM of Victoria)

Sources:

Obituary [Reginald Grundy], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 November 1961, page 27.

Pioneers Perseverance & Progress: Cypress River Addendum 2000 by Cypress River History, 2000, pages 8-9.

“N. M. Paterson & Sons Ltd. purchases Agricore United facility in Cypress River,” Glenboro Gazette, 13 April 2004, page 2.

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

We thank Jean McManus and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 December 2020

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