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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Kenton, RM of Wallace-Woodworth)

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A wooden grain elevator at Kenton, on the CPR Lenore Subdivision in what is now the RM of Wallace-Woodworth, was built in 1968 by Manitoba Pool Elevators. It was designed “Pool C” to distinguish it from two older elevators (“Pool B” stood beside it) that had been purchased in 1960 from Ogilvie Flour Mills. The two older elevators were demolished in 1977 and, on 18 July 1980, this elevator was closed due to abandonment of its rail line. Used for a time as a grain cleaning plant for local farmers, in 1987 the elevator was moved beside a concrete elevator at Quadra but has since been demolished.

Agents / Buyers (Pool C)

Period

Agent / Buyer

1927-1928

R. F. Graham

1928-1929

R. S. Ferris

1929-1946

William Edward Hargreaves (1884-1947)

1946-1949

G. R. Chambers

1949-1950

G. A. Johnson

1950-1953

?

1953-1960

William Bruce Johnson

1960-1972

George A. Perrin

1972-1979

Ernest Cecil Wedgewood (1918-1998)

1979-1980

Wayne Brugger

Photos & Coordinates

The Manitoba Pool C grain elevator at Kenton under construction

The Manitoba Pool C grain elevator at Kenton under construction (1968) by Earl Gordon Johnston
Source: Shelley Johnston-Frith

The newly constructed Manitoba Pool C grain elevator at Kenton

The newly constructed Manitoba Pool C grain elevator at Kenton (July 1968) by Earl Gordon Johnston
Source: Shelley Johnston-Frith

The former Manitoba Pool elevator from Kenton beside the Quadra concrete elevator

The former Manitoba Pool elevator from Kenton beside the Quadra concrete elevator (April 2002)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.98811, W100.61614
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Quadra, Municipality of Prairie View)

Sources:

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

Cradle to Combine, Volume 2: Kenton, 1881-1981 by Kenton Historical Book Club, 1981, pages 97-100, 274.

We thank Shelley Johnston-Frith for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 October 2022

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