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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Medora, Municipality of Brenda-Waskada)

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A 50,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at Medora, on the CPR Napinka Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Brenda-Waskada, was built in 1928 by the Manitoba Pool Elevators. A balloon annex built beside it in 1951 increased the capacity to 125,000 bushels and a crib annex added to the other side of the elevator in 1967 increased it to 177,200 bushels. A new scale and office were added at the same time.

The balloon annex was demolished in 1984. The elevator and crib annex were demolished in 2002.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1928-1929

S. Bergeson

1929-1934

Alex Jack

1934-1935

?

1935-1942

Alex Jack

1942-1944

George Edgar Levins (1913-?)

1944-1947

R. C. Trembath

1947-1951

Walter A. “Walt” Coulthart

1951-1952

?

1952-1972

Joseph M. McQuay

1972-1975

Jack A. Sotheran

1975-1977

Russell D. “Russ” Ellis

1977-1984

Art Brister

1984-1992

L. Bruce Wilson

1992-2002

?

Photos & Coordinates

Aerial view of the grain elevators at Medora

Aerial view of the grain elevators at Medora (1980s)
Source: S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

Manitoba Pool grain elevator and United Grain Growers grain elevator at Medora

Manitoba Pool grain elevator and United Grain Growers grain elevator at Medora (1972)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Manitoba Pool grain elevator with the United Grain Growers grain elevator at Medora

Manitoba Pool grain elevator with the United Grain Growers grain elevator at Medora (1982)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Medora

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Medora (no date)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator and Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Medora

United Grain Growers grain elevator and Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Medora (December 2000)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.25411, W100.69428
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Medora, Municipality of Brenda-Waskada)

Sources:

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

We thank Shelagh Poolie (Viterra Inc.) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Glenn Dickson.

Page revised: 8 August 2019

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