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Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Endcliffe, RM of Riding Mountain West)

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A 27,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at the railway siding of Endcliffe, on the former CNR Tonkin Subdivision in what is now the Rural Municipality of Riding Mountain West, was built in 1916 by the Grain Growers' Grain Company (predecessor of United Grain Growers). Low grain volumes caused the elevator to be closed on 31 July 1970 after several years operating on a part-time basis. It was demolished in April 1972. The railway line was abandoned in 1976 and the tracks were removed.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1917-1919

R. J. Young

1919-1920

?

1920-1921

C. G. Evans

1921-1922

Harry Milburn Brisbin (1887-1964)

1922-1923

P. J. Hobler

1923-1929

F. B. Johnstone

1929-1930

W. R. Robb

1930-1936

George H. Gunn

1936-1952

Roy Garfield McCann (1896-1970)

1952-1958

P. Bert Carr

1958-1961

Harry A. Perrick

1961-1962

Ed Salamanowicz

1962-1970

John Courtenay “Court” Denham (1905-1983)

Photos & Coordinates

United Grain Growers Grain Elevator at Endcliffe

United Grain Growers Grain Elevator at Endcliffe (1961)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson

Site Location (lat/long): N50.86794, W101.36503
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

United Grain Growers Fonds, MSS76, Box 60 [Russell], University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

Inglis West topographic map, 62K/14 West, Edition 1, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].

Obituary [Roy Garfield McCann], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 November 1970, page 40.

Death registration [John Courtenay Denham], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Glenn Dickson and Mike Lisowski for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 September 2021

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