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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Durban, Municipality of Swan Valley West)

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A wooden grain elevator at Durban, on the CNR Preeceville Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Swan Valley West, was built in 1966 by Manitoba Pool Elevators to replace an older elevator at the site. The elevator was destroyed by lightning on 15 June 1995 but was not replaced.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1925-1926

W. R. Spencer

1926-1927

H. A. Thompson

1927-1929

E. H. Thompson

1929-1939

J. M. Ogilvie

1939-1940

S. G. Dack

1940-1958

Ernie Gordon Lillie (1902-1982)

1958-1960

Wilfred Douglas Wotton (1932-1991)

1961-1975

Alex N. Sholudko

1975-1988

Wilson R. McQuay

1988-1995

Ken Schenk

Photos & Maps

Aerial view of Durban grain elevators

Aerial view of Durban grain elevators (1988)
Source: S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

The Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Durban

The Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Durban (no date)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

The Manitoba Pool grain elevator on fire

The Manitoba Pool grain elevator on fire (June 1995)
Source: S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

Site Location (lat/long): N51.93022, W101.43984
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: National Grain Elevator / Cargill Grain Elevator (Durban, Municipality of Swan Valley West)

Sources:

Obituary [Wilfred Douglas Wotton], Brandon Sun, 15 May 1991, page 51.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Glenn Dickson.

Page revised: 15 April 2019

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