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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian Consolidated Grain Elevator / United Grain Growers Grain Elevator / Continental Grain Elevator (Deerwood, RM of Thompson)

A 32,000-bushel wood grain elevator operated at the Deerwood siding of the CNR Miami Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Thompson. Built in 1921 by the Canadian Elevator Company, it was sold successively to the Canadian Consolidated Grain Company (1928) and United Grain Growers (1959). Closed by UGG on 31 July 1970, the facility was sold to a specialty seed producer in May 1974. Operated by Continental Grain from 1987 to 1999, it was demolished in October 2003.

The United Grain Growers grain elevator at Deerwood

The United Grain Growers grain elevator at Deerwood (1964)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson

The Continental Grain elevator at Deerwood

The Continental Grain elevator at Deerwood (June 1992) by John Everitt
Source: Everitt Collection, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University, JCE-0664.

The Continental Grain elevator at Deerwood

The Continental Grain elevator at Deerwood (June 1992) by John Everitt
Source: Everitt Collection, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University, JCE-0665.

The former Continental Grain elevator at Deerwood

The former Continental Grain elevator at Deerwood (1997)
Source: George Penner

The former Continental Grain elevator at Deerwood

The former Continental Grain elevator at Deerwood (January 2001)
Source: Mike Lisowski

The former Deerwood grain elevator during demolition

The former Deerwood grain elevator during demolition (September 2003)
Source: Bernie Freeman

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.39711, W98.38375
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Digital orthophotographs, Manitoba Land Initiative, Government of Manitoba.

“History of United Grain Growers Local #155, Altamont, Manitoba” by Don Fraser, United Grain Growers Ltd., MSS76, Box 59, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

We thank Bernie Freeman, Glenn Dickson, John Everitt, Mike Lisowski, and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 December 2020

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