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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Minitonas, Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman)

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A 50,000-bushel elevator at Minitonas, on the CNR Cowan Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, was built in 1950 by Manitoba Pool Elevators, becoming its third elevator here, dubbed Pool C. (Pool A was built in 1948 and Pool B was the first of the company’s elevators at Minitonas, built in 1926. In 1966, the company purchased an elevator operated by Federal Grain, built in 1940 by Searle Grain, and named it Pool D.)

Major renovations of Pool C were done in 1977, including construction of a new driveshed and office, and installation of a new scale and distribution and dust collection systems. Crib annexes from the former A and D elevators (both demolished around 1978-1979) were moved on either side of the elevator to consolidate into a single, 167,500-bushel facility.

Closed by Agricore United in late January 2002, the elevator was demolished later that year.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1926-1946

John B. Stewart

1946-1954

W. E. Lindsay

1954-1962

Paul Batryn

1962-1966

?

1966-1969

Joseph Manzuik

1969-1971

Laurence Wesley Abrey (1912-1999)

1972-1977

William B. Izzard

1977-1991

Gordon I. Stich

1991-2002

Brent Fisher

Photos & Coordinates

Aerial view of former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Minitonas

Aerial view of former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Minitonas (1987)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N52.08388, W101.04250
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“Two more elevators close,” Swan Valley Star and Times, 5 February 2002, page 1.

“25 years ago,” Swan Valley Star and Times, 10 December 2002, page 24.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 January 2022

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