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Historic Sites of Manitoba: McCabe Grain Elevator / United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Newstead, Municipality of Souris-Glenwood)

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A wooden grain elevator at the railway siding of Newstead, on the CPR Glenboro Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Souris-Glenwood, was built in 1936 by the McCabe Grain Company. Bought by United Grain Growers in 1968, the elevator was renovated and a balloon annex was moved beside it from nearby Carroll. The facility was closed in June 1982 and removed from the site.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


Harold “Curly” Law




John Unrau

Photos & Maps

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Newstead

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Newstead (no date)
Source: Julie Harris

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Newstead

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Newstead (1981)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Site Location (lat/long): N49.62142, W100.14492
denoted by symbol on the map above


Roland East topographic map, 62H/5 East, Edition 1 ASE, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

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

The People of Souris and Glenwood from the Earliest Beginnings to the Present by Souris and District Heritage Club Inc., 2006.

We thank Julie Harris and Pat Didychuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Glenn Dickson.

Page revised: 26 April 2017

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