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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Province Elevator Grain Elevator / United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Liege, Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A wooden grain elevator at the railway siding of Liege, on the now-abandoned CNR Wakopa Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester, was built in 1927 by the Matheson Lindsay Company, sold to the Province Elevator Company in 1928, and re-sold to United Grain Growers in 1932. It closed due to railway abandonment in July 1961, while still full of grain, but remained standing at the site as recently as 1984. Its concrete foundation and metal pit were still present in mid-August 2020 but were removed at that time.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1927-1933

?

1935-1955

George Edward Steward

1955-1956

Harvey Nichol

1956-1958

Wilf Britton

1958-1960

Murray Grierson

1960-1961

Ken Reeves

Photos & Coordinates

Concrete foundation of the former UGG elevator at Liege

Concrete foundation of the former UGG elevator at Liege (August 2020)
Source: Janice McClelland

Site Location (lat/long): N49.16077, W100.47822
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Deloraine West topographic map, 62F/01 East, Edition 1, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].

United Grain Growers Fonds, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

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].

We thank Janice McClelland for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 August 2020

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