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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (McAuley, RM of Ellice-Archie)

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A 30,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at McAuley, on the CPR Rocanville Subdivision in what is now the Rural Municipality of Ellice-Archive, was built in 1928 by Manitoba Pool Elevator. In 1956, its capacity was doubled with the construction of a crib annex beside it. Twelve years later, a 50,000-bushel elevator was built on the opposite side of the annex and the old elevator was turned into a second annex. Renovated in 1985, the facility was badly damaged by strong winds on 9 August 1995. Despite a public campaign to save it, the elevator was closed and later demolished.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1928-1941

George Cecil Symonds (1890-1965)

1941-1954

Charles E. “Ted” Griffiths (1912-1977)

1954-1958

Douglas E. Edmondson

1958-1963

D. Ward

1963-1972

James D. Ross

1972-1985

William C. Johnson

1985-1987

Dave Wilcox

1987-1990

Garry Gulak

1990-1991

Don Hunt

1991-1995

Keith Saunders

Photos & Coordinates

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at McAuley under renovation

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at McAuley under renovation (August 1985)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at McAuley

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at McAuley (February 1988)
Source: John Everitt Collection, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at McAuley

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at McAuley (February 1988)
Source: John Everitt Collection, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

Aerial view of the grain elevator at McAuley

Aerial view of the grain elevator at McAuley (1990s)
Source: Manitoba Land Initiative, 3205570seg

Site Location (lat/long): N50.26441, W101.39122
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Obituary [C. E. Griffiths], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 November 1977, page 152.

“Wild weather lashes prairies,” Brandon Sun, 9 August 1995, page 14.

“Future of McAuley’s elevator up in air,” Shoal Lake Star, 23 October 1995, page 8.

Orthophotograph, Manitoba Land Initiative.

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

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 January 2020

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