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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator B / Private Grain Elevator (Hartney, Municipality of Grassland)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

In 1969, Manitoba Pool Elevators built a 50,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at Hartney, on the CPR Estevan Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Grassland, as its B facility, in addition to the A elevator on the CNR Hartney Subdivision. In 1978, the A elevator was left without rail service by closure of the line between Elgin and Scarth. Two years later, its 30,000-bushel crib annex was moved to the south side of B. In 1986, two 18,000-bushel steel tanks, constructed on B's north side, boosted the total capacity to about 118,000 bushels. Closed by Agricore in 2000, the facility was sold and remains in use for private grain storage.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1929-1930

F. E. Wildman

1930-1943

J. S. Free

1943-1949

Duncan E. Kennedy

1949-1968

C. Garnet “Mickey” Lowry (1919-1984)

1968-1970

Edward G. Puhach (Porter)

1970-1975

Roy W. Douglas

1975-1980

W. Cecil “Cec” Nichol

1980-1992

Gerald R. Wilson

1992-1996

Kyle Trembath

1996-1998

Clint Wells

1998-2000

?

Photos & Coordinates

Aerial view of the grain elevators at Hartney

Aerial view of the grain elevators at Hartney (circa 1988)
Source: S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Hartney

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Hartney (1990s)
Source: S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Hartney

Agricore grain elevator at Hartney (1999)
Source: George Penner

The former Agricore grain elevator at Hartney

The former Agricore grain elevator at Hartney (August 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

The former Agricore grain elevator at Hartney

The former Agricore grain elevator at Hartney (July 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.47979, W100.52435
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Hartney, Municipality of Grassland)

Sources:

Obituary [C. Garnet Lowry], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 February 1984, page 74.

Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Jean McManus and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 March 2021

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