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Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator 1 (Griswold, RM of Sifton)

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A wooden grain elevator in Griswold, on the CPR Broadview Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Sifton, was built in 1940 using materials salvaged from several preceding elevators at the site and one demolished at Elliotts Siding south of Virden. A temporary annex was built beside it in 1940, during the Second World War, then torn down in 1947 and replaced by a larger crib-style annex around 1954. The elevator was closed in 1996 and removed from the site.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1912-1949

Robert Edward McCaw (1871-1961)

1949-1979

Irvine Roy Milne (1916-1979)

1979-1993

Don K. Freeman

1993-1996

Ken Cross

Photos & Coordinates

The former United Grain Growers grain elevator 1 at Griswold

The former United Grain Growers grain elevator 1 at Griswold (1966)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

The former United Grain Growers grain elevator 1 at Griswold

The former United Grain Growers grain elevator 1 at Griswold (1981)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.77470, W100.46883
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator 2 (Griswold, RM of Sifton)

Sources:

Obituary [Irvine Roy Milne], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 October 1979, page 46.

United Grain Growers Fonds, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Jean McManus, Lucas McCaw, and Don Freeman for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 September 2021

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