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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Fork River, RM of Mossey River)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A 40,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at Fork River, on the CNR Winnipegosis Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Mossey River, was built in the fall of 1950 by Manitoba Pool Elevators. A balloon annex constructed the following year increased its capacity to 85,000 bushels. Completely renovated in 1985, the annex was replaced by four steel tanks in 1993. The adjacent rail line was abandoned in early 1997 and the facility was closed by Agricore in March 2001. The building continues in use for private grain storage.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1951-1957

T. Sadoway

1957-1958

Wilfred Douglas Wotton (1932-1991)

1958-1964

Peter A. Picton

1964-1965

W. E. Breckon

1965-1966

?

1966-1969

E. Danylishen

1969-1975

Alvin J. Shewchuk

1975-1983

David M. Shumka

1983-1987

Raymond Zamrykut

1987-1996

Brad Scora

1996-2001

?

Photos & Coordinates

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Fork River

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

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Fork River

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Fork River (August 1988)
Source: John E. Everitt Fonds, JCE-0102, S. J. McKee Archives Brandon University

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Fork River

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Fork River (May 2007)
Source: Bernie Freeman

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Fork River

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Fork River (August 2015)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.51441, W100.02062
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brooks Grain Elevator / Federal Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator B (Fork River, RM of Mossey River)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Northern Grain Elevator / National Grain Elevator / Cargill Grain Elevator (Fork River, RM of Mossey River)

Sources:

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

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

“Agricore to close Parkland elevators,” Dauphin Herald, 28 November 2000, page 6.

We thank Bernie Freeman, Mike Lisowski, Randy Zihrul, and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 February 2022

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