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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Dalny, RM of Two Borders)

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A wooden grain elevator at the railway siding of Dalny, on the CPR Lyleton Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Two Borders, was formerly operated for Manitoba Pool Elevators by one of the original seven Cooperative Elevator Associations established in 1925. Founding officers of the association were E. C. Ramsay (President), William Henry Carlton (Vice-President), Edwin John Kontzie (Secretary), Charles William Kontzie (Director), F. E. Thompson (Director), Gus W. Neumann (Director), and William Whittle Palmer (Director). Between 1951 and 1952, the original elevator was converted to an annex on the west side of a newly built elevator. An additional crib annex was built on the east side in 1956, increasing the facility's total capacity to 100,000 bushels. In 1982, the newer annex was moved to Goodlands. The facility was closed in July 1983 as the railway line was abandoned and the rails were removed. The elevator and its old annex were sold to a local farmer who uses them for private grain storage.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1925-1926

C. G. Naylor

1926-1927

J. W. Emard

1927-1931

F. D. Puffer

1931-1932

?

1932-1963

Angus Joseph “Dick” Donahue (1902-1963)

1963-1965

C. R. Thompson

1965-1957

Marc Prefontaine

1967-1972

Bruce G. Clunie

1972-1975

Russell D. “Russ” Ellis

1975-1978

Roger J. Tinant

1978-1982

Russell Wishnowski

1982-1983

Richard Vanhove

Photos & Coordinates

Dalny annex being moved to Goodlands

Dalny annex being moved to Goodlands (1982)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Dalny

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Dalny (October 2009)
Source: Neil Christoffersen

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Dalny

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Dalny (August 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Dalny

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Dalny (July 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Dalny

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Dalny (July 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Dalny

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Dalny (July 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.09916, W100.90252
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Obituary [Angus Joseph Donahue], Brandon Sun, 14 June 1963, page 11.

Service at Cost: A History of Manitoba Pool Elevators, 1925-1975 by Frederick William Hamilton, Saskatoon: Modern Press, 1975.

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

We thank Neil Christoffersen, Darin Gibson, Murray McKinney, and Jean McManus for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 June 2019

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