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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Federal Grain Elevator (Grosse Isle, RM of Rockwood)

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A wooden grain elevator in Grosse Isle, on the CNR Oak Point Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Rosser, was built around 1911 by the Manitoba Grain Commission. It was later operated successively by United Grain Growers (two years), Smith Murphy and Company (two years), A. J. Lobb (1918-1928), Wiley Low and Company (1928-1932), and Federal Grain (1932-1970). In July 1971, after the elevator had closed, it was moved to the Woodland Hutterite Colony.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


T. Matchett


G. Thrasher


C. McKay


Roscoe Francis “Ross” Angst (1899-1966)


Vern Nickle

Photos & Maps

The Federal Grain elevator at Grosse Isle

The Federal Grain elevator at Grosse Isle (1970) by Helen Harris
Source: Terry Borthistle

Site Location (lat/long): N50.06576, W97.44402
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Private Grain Elevator (Woodland Hutterite Colony, RM of Woodlands)


1901 Canada census [Roscoe Angst], Automated Genealogy.

Obituary [Roscoe Francis Angst], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 December 1966, page 30.

“Federal elevator phased out,” Stonewall Argus and Teulon Times, 28 July 1971, page 1.

The Grosse Isle Story by Grosse Isle Women’s Institute, c1978, pages 375-376.

We thank Paul Newsome, Helen Newsome, and Steve Boyko for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Terry Borthistle.

Page revised: 13 January 2020

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