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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ogilvie Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Dugald, RM of Springfield)

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A wooden grain elevator at Dugald, on the CNR Minaki Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Springfield, was built in 1948 by Ogilvie Flour Mills to replace the original elevator destroyed by a fire spread from the burning wreckage of the Dugald Train Disaster during the night of 1 September 1947 when a westbound passenger train collided with an eastbound train discharging passengers at the Dugald station.

Sold to Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1959, a wooden crib annex was built beside the elevator in 1960. The facility was fully renovated in 1985 and three steel tanks were added in 1988. Operated by Pool’s successor Agricore, the facility was closed in October 2000 and sold into private ownership in late 2001.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1948-1959

?

1959-1991

Joe C. Burek

1991-1996

Brian Morton

1996-1998

Ed Baldwin

1998-2000

?

Photos & Coordinates

Construction of crib annex at Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Dugald

Construction of crib annex at Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Dugald (1960) by Earl Gordon Johnston
Source: Shelley Johnston-Frith

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Dugald

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Dugald (October 1964) by Lawrence Stuckey
Source: Lawrence Stuckey Collection, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University, 1-2002.3.3.CNR[164.1e]

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Dugald

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Dugald (1980s)
Source: Russell Kroeker

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Dugald

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Dugald (June 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2337.

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Dugald

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Dugald (July 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Dugald

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Dugald (June 2017)
Source: Bernadine Brown

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Dugald

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Dugald (July 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Dugald

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Dugald (February 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Dugald

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Dugald (September 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88705, W96.83738
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“For sale – grain elevator,” Steinbach Carillon, 9 July 2001, page 17.

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

We thank Mike Lisowski, Jean McManus, Bernadine Brown, Russell Kroeker, Shelley Johnston-Frith, and George Penner for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 November 2022

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