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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (La Riviere, Municipality of Pembina)

A wooden grain elevator at La Riviere, on the CPR La Riviere Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Pembina, was built by Manitoba Pool Elevators between February and October 1994, joining an annex from 1990 that had been part of a prior elevator built in 1980. Closed around 2001, the elevator, annex, and three steel tanks were moved to Somerset in November 2004.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1928-1930

A. V. Staples

1930-1931

Arthur James Whidden (1885-1942)

1931-1935

C. E. Morfitt

1935-1936

F. H. Kristjanson

1936-1942

P. A. Johnstone

1942-1949

F. H. McKenzie

1949-1953

Clifford C. Douglas

1953-1964

Thomas S. Mooney

1964-1966

A. D. Wiebe

1966-1971

L. C. “Dick” Myers

1971-1972

Walter C. “Wally” McMillan

1972-1974

Brian F. Carson

1974-1975

Harry Frank Popoff (1941-2017)

1975-1981

L. C. “Dick” Myers

1981-1998

Steven Yeomans

1998-2001

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Photos & Coordinates

Aerial view of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator at La Riviere

Aerial view of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator at La Riviere (1995)
Source: S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at La Riviere

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at La Riviere (July 2004)
Source: Justin De Baets

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at La Riviere being prepared for transport

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at La Riviere being prepared for transport (October 2004)
Source: Justin De Baets

Manitoba Pool elevator from La Riviere being moved to Somerset

Manitoba Pool elevator from La Riviere being moved to Somerset (November 2004)
Source: Chris Thompson

Site Location (lat/long): N49.23983, W98.68084
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Delmar Commodities Grain Elevator (Somerset, Municipality of Lorne)

Sources:

Digital orthophotographs, Manitoba Land Initiative, Government of Manitoba.

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

Obituary [Harry Frank Popoff], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 February 2017.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Chris Thompson, and Justin De Baets.

Page revised: 31 March 2021

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