Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Hargrave, RM of Wallace-Woodworth)
A 40,000-bushel wooden grain elevator in Hargrave, on the CPR Broadview Subdivision in what is now the Rural Municipality of Wallace-Woodworth, was built in 1928 for a local farmer cooperative by Manitoba Pool Elevators. In 1952, the elevator’s capacity was increased to 85,000 bushels with the construction of a balloon annex alongside it. Traded to UGG in April 1979, the elevator was operated by its successors Agricore United (2001-2007) and Viterra (2007-2011). The elevator closed in 2011 and was demolished in July 2014.
Agents / Buyers
Photos & Coordinates
Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.
Grain Elevators in Canada, compiled by Board of Grain Commissioners for Canada, Winnipeg, 1912-1930, 1930-1953, 1953-1998 [Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries], 1998-2016 [Canadian Grain Commission].
Binding Our Districts: Hargrave and District, 1989, pages 164-165.
Obituary [John Copeland Ringrose], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 May 1991, page 19.
Obituary [Albert William Cullen], Brandon Sun, 9 October 1999, page 20.
We thank Les Odell and Sharon Simms for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Bernie Freeman.
Page revised: 6 January 2019