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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dobbin Family Grain Elevator (Municipality of Norfolk Treherne)

A small wooden grain elevator in the Municipality of Norfolk Treherne, similar in design to a commercial elevator at Elva, was built in 1901 by William Twiss Grogan (1860-1919) and his family. Local lore holds that it was made using lumber made from logs salvaged from a log jam in the nearby Assiniboine River. Sold to the Dobbin family along with the surrounding farm land in 1911, the structure remains in good repair, containing the original leg, and is still used for on-farm grain storage.

Dobbin family grain elevator

Dobbin family grain elevator (September 2017)
Source: Jason Dobbin

Dobbin family grain elevator

Dobbin family grain elevator (May 2018)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.75336, W98.77870
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lake of the Woods Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Elva, RM of Two Borders)


Tiger Hills to the Assiniboine: A History of Treherne and Surrounding District by Treherne Area History Committee, 1976, page 174.

This page was prepared by Jason Dobbin and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 May 2020

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