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Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Otterburne, RM of De Salaberry)

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A wooden grain elevator at Otterburne, on the CPR Emerson Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of De Salaberry, was built in 1897 by the Northern Elevator Company. It was sold in 1918 to United Grain Growers and operated under lease, from 1919 to 1922, by a cooperative of local farmers. UGG took over its operation in 1922. Dismantled and rebuilt in 1935, at a capacity of 30,000 bushels, two temporary annexes were built beside it during the Second World War. One was torn down in 1945 and the other was sold in 1948 to a local curling club. The elevator was closed in July 1971 and demolished in April 1972.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1918-1920

C. E. Matthews

1920-1922

?

1922-1923

C. E. Matthews

1923-1924

Closed

1925-1926

Charles Main

1926-1927

Al Paulhus

1927

C. E. Matthews

1928-1929

William Langrill

1929-1930

Charles E. Jameault (?-1984)

1930-1933

C. E. Matthews

1934-1943

J. S. Thomas

1943-1949

M. A. Rigby

1949-1954

M. A. Kelly

1955-1958

Royd Dalton Cornock (1923-2004)

1958-1960

George Allen Capon (1918-1996)

1960-1967

Norval George Taylor (1902-1991)

1967-1969

A. Phil Gallant

1969-1971

R. Harold Watts

Photos & Coordinates

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Otterburne

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Otterburne (1962)
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.

Obituary [George Allen Capon], Baldur Gazette News, 10 September 1996, page 7.

Obituary [Royd Dalton Cornock], Winnipeg Free Press, 3 November 2004.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 November 2020

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