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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


Agent / Buyer


C. E. Matthews




C. E. Matthews




Charles Main


Al Paulhus


C. E. Matthews


William Langrill


Charles E. Jameault (?-1984)


C. E. Matthews


J. S. Thomas


M. A. Rigby


M. A. Kelly


Royd Dalton Cornock (1923-2004)


George Allen Capon (1918-1996)


Norval George Taylor (1902-1991)


A. Phil Gallant


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


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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