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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Fortier, RM of Portage la Prairie)

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In 1965, the provincial government bought two elevators and annexes at Fortier, about 24 kilometres (15 miles) southeast of Portage la Prairie, from Manitoba Pool Elevators. The "A" elevator had been built by Pool in 1928 while the "B" elevator dated from 1913 and had been bought from Ogilvie Flour Mills in 1959. The government used the abandoned right-of-way for the CN railway line beside the elevators to expand the Trans-Canada Highway from two to four lanes. In 1965, the former A elevator was moved to the nearby Huron Hutterite Colony where it was used as a feed mill. It was demolished in May 2017.

Agents / Buyers (Pool A)

Period

Agent / Buyer

1928-1931

A. J. Hand

1931-1936

Fred Parsons

1936-1937

J. Merrick

1937-1940

W. A. Taylor

1940-1943

James H. "Jim" Murray

1943-1946

J. Hunter

1946-1947

E. P. Hall

1947-1951

Fred Lawrence Topham (c1908-1991)

1951-1957

W. M. Thomson

1957-1965

Donald A. Frohwerk

Agents / Buyers (Pool B)

Period

Agent / Buyer

1960-1962

G. Porte

1962-1965

Donald A. Frohwerk

Photos & Coordinates

Former Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator from Fortier at Huron Hutterite Colony

Former Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator from Fortier at Huron Hutterite Colony (1973)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.93506, W97.91426
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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

We thank Julien Lachance for providing information used here.

Financial support for research reported on this page was provided by the Manitoba Heritage Grants Program (grant 19F-H51134, 2019-2020).

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Denis Sabourin (Denis Sabourin Geomatics).

Page revised: 30 March 2020

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