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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Mentmore, Municipality of North Cypress-Langford)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A wooden grain elevator at Mentmore, on the CNR Rapid City Subdivision in the Municipality of North Cypress-Langford, was built in 1927 and operated by the Mentmore Co-operative Elevator Association as part of the Manitoba Pool Elevators network. A new crib annex with a capacity of 57,200 bushels was built between 1957 and 1959. The facility closed in December 1978 as the adjacent railway line was abandoned. The tracks were removed in June 1979. In the fall of 1980, the annex was moved to Franklin and the elevator was sold to the Drayson family who used it as storage for a seed business.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


Ken M. McDougall


Charles C. Middleton


J. A. McDonald


William A. Pierson


L. G. Burgess


Roy C. Ellingson


Wayne D. Gilling


Colin J. Wilson


Ronald C. Lintott


Dennis Stewart


George Hogeland


Duncan Maclure


D. A. Cameron

Photos & Coordinates

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Mentmore

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Mentmore (September 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Mentmore

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Mentmore (May 2019)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.13224, W99.56475
denoted by symbol on the map above


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

Quest in Roots: History of Brookdale School District by Brookdale Historical Society History Book Committee, 1987, page 104. [Legislative Library of Manitoba, F5648.B81 Que]

A senior’s story: Merv Drayson,”

We thank Ray Drayson, Jean McManus, and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 October 2020

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