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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Elephant Brand Fertilizer Elevator (Sixth Street, Hamiota, Municipality of Hamiota)

This metal-clad elevator on Sixth Street in Hamiota, in the Municipality of Hamiota, was built between July and August 1967 by the Harper Construction Company of Winnipeg. Initially located alongside the CPR Miniota Subdivision tracks through town, with a capacity of 450 tons, it sold the Elephant Brand of fertilizer, manufactured by the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company of Canada (Cominco).

Believed to be one of only two surviving fertilizer elevators in Manitoba, in October 1998 this one was moved to this site for use at a private fertilizer sales facility. At the time of a 2021 site visit, it has been unused for several years.

Elephant Brand fertilizer elevator at Hamiota

Elephant Brand fertilizer elevator at Hamiota (December 2021)
Source: Robert Beamish

Elephant Brand fertilizer elevator at Hamiota

Elephant Brand fertilizer elevator at Hamiota (December 2021)
Source: Robert Beamish

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.17525, W100.59681
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Harper Construction Company

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Elephant Brand Fertilizer Elevator (Centre Avenue West, Carman)

Sources:

“Bulk fertilizer [advertisement],” Hamiota Echo, 12 July 1967, page 4.

“On the move,” Hamiota Echo, 19 October 1998, page 1.

This page was prepared by Elliot Sims, Robert Beamish, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 June 2022

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