Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian Consolidated Grain Elevator 2 / United Grain Growers Grain Elevator 2 / Private Grain Elevator (Oak River, Municipality of Riverdale)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A 50,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at Oak River, on the CPR Miniota Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Riverdale, was built in 1958 by the Canadian Consolidated Grain Company. Sold the following year to United Grain Growers, it operated until 30 December 1980 when the railway line was abandoned. Sold to the Deerboine Hutterite Colony for local grain storage, it ceased being used around 2004 and was demolished in November 2008.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


W. F. Shortt


E. J. Shortt


W. K. Delmatter


Arnold “Jake” Julyan (1910-1996)


R. J. Freeman


Vern Franks


William Hill


David Martinusson


Lloyd Price

Photos & Coordinates

United Grain Growers grain elevator Oak River

United Grain Growers grain elevator Oak River (July 2006)
Source: Ken Jacobs

United Grain Growers grain elevator Oak River

United Grain Growers grain elevator Oak River (July 2006)
Source: Ken Jacobs

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.13491, W100.43009
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ogilvie Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / United Grain Growers Grain Elevator 3 (Oak River, Municipality of Riverdale)


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

“Oak River says goodbye to landmark,” Brandon Sun, 22 November 2008, page 4.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 December 2021

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