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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Durston Family Grain Elevator (RM of Dauphin)

A small wooden elevator at SE14-24-19W in the Rural Municipality of Dauphin was built by local farmer William Henry Durston in 1917. The elevator is not in use and portions have fallen in the past few years.

Grain elevator constructed by William H. Durston

Grain elevator constructed by William H. Durston (2014)
Source: Steve Boyko

Grain elevator constructed by William H. Durston

Grain elevator constructed by William H. Durston (July 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Grain elevator constructed by William H. Durston

Grain elevator constructed by William H. Durston (no date)
Source: Jim Pearson

Grain elevator constructed by William H. Durston

Grain elevator constructed by William H. Durston (July 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Grain elevator constructed by William H. Durston

Grain elevator constructed by William H. Durston (August 2019)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N51.06841, W100.01854
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: William Henry “Bill” Durston (1871-1954)

Sources:

We thank Bob Thompson for approving our access to the Durston family elevator during a 2017 site visit.

This page was prepared by Jim Pearson, Steve Boyko, George Penner, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 December 2020

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