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Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Newton Siding, RM of Portage la Prairie)

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A wooden grain elevator at Newton, on the CNR Gladstone Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie, was built in 1910 by the Manitoba Elevator Commission. Leased to the Grain Growers Grain Company in 1912, it was subleased to the McMillan Grain Company from 1918 to 1924, when it was purchased by United Grain Growers. Dismantled and rebuilt in 1935, two temporary annexes were constructed beside it in 1940. One was sold to the Milltown Hutterite Colony in 1945 and the other was destroyed by a storm in 1948. A larger crib annex replaced them in 1951. Rendered inviable by increased costs of operation, the elevator was closed on 31 July 1972 and later removed from the site.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1912-1918

John A. Little

1918-1924

?

1924

Harry G. Compton

1925-1927

Leslie A. Ingram

1927-1950

John E. Thody

1950-1969

Dick Wiebe

1969

A. J. Sutton

1969-1972

Marshall Turner

Photos & Coordinates

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Newton Siding

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Newton Siding (1962)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Newton Siding

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Newton Siding (1966)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Newton Siding

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Newton Siding (1966)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

 

Site Coordinates (lat/long): NW
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 November 2020

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