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This Old Elevator
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Hargrave, RM of Wallace-Woodworth)

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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

Period

Agent / Buyer

1928-1938

P. J. McDonald

1938-1940

James R. Morrison

1940-1941

W. Shilson

1941-1946

Albert William Cullen (1912-1999)

1946-1947

John Copeland Ringrose (1919-1991)

1947-1977

Albert William Cullen (1912-1999)

1977-1979

Donald T. Leadbeater

Photos & Maps

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Hargrave

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Hargrave (1946)
Source: Sharon Simms

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Hargrave, with the Manitoba Pool grain elevator in the background

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Hargrave, with the Manitoba Pool grain elevator in the background (early 1960s)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Former Viterra grain elevator at Hargrave

The former Viterra grain elevator at Hargrave (2008)
Source: Bernie Freeman

Former Viterra grain elevator at Hargrave

Disassembly of the steel bins in preparation for elevator demolition (July 2014)
Source: Les Odell

Former Viterra grain elevator at Hargrave

Demolition of the former grain elevator (July 2014)
Source: Les Odell

Site Location (lat/long): N49.91721, W101.07781
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Hargrave, RM of Wallace-Woodworth)

Sources:

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

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